Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government by S.K. DasRethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government by S.K. Das

Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in Government

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This volume argues for reforms in India's public spending and accounting. In recent years, efficiency and accountability are receiving special emphasis in evaluating the role of government. One of the reasons for this has been the realization that there is a tremendous waste in governmentexpenditure and ways need to be found to trim it. The book argues for reforms in India's accounting system that can help set performance standards and be able to provide reliable information to monitor government expenditure. It critically analyses the cash accounting system and shows that it isinadequate to fulfil these demands. Strongly comparative in nature, the volume then analyses the lessons learnt from cutting edge accounting practices in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, and Sweden drawing out and prescribing methods for India. This volume is the first of its kind to provide aprescriptive policy and stage by stage recommendation of the advantages of accrual accounting.

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S.K. Das retired from the Indian Administrative Service and is presently with the Department of Space, Government of India, Bangalore.
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Title:Rethinking Public Accounting: Policy and Practice of Accrual Accounting in GovernmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.19 × 5.35 × 0.59 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of TablesAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Government Accounting2. Government Accounting in India3. Accrual Accounting in the New Zealand Government4. Accrual Accounting in the Australian Government5. Resource Accounting in the UK Government6. Accrual Accounting in the Swedish Government7. Comparative Experience: The Issues8. Comparative Experience: The Gains9. Introducing Accrual Accounting in the Indian Government10. Implementation: A RoadmapBibliographyFurther ReadingIndex