treasury minister to promote public sector financial discipline at CIPFA international conference


The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Justine Greening MP, will give an update on the Government’s Finance Transformation Programme to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) International Conference.

The Programme will make financial implications inherent to every decision taken in the public sector, and aims to instil a greater degree of leadership, professionalism and expertise into the management process.

The CIPFA conference, Trust and accountability in public financial management, takes place on at the QE II Centre, Westminster, from 15 – 17 March 2011.Journalists are welcome to attend.

The Conference aims to bring together senior figures in public financial management from around the world, including auditors and accountants general, civil servants, policy makers, government finance professionals, representatives of non-governmental organisations, and politicians.

Other speakers include:

  • Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General, NAO
  • David Walker, former US Comptroller General, now a campaigner for fiscal responsibility and founder of the Comeback America Initiative (CAI)
  • Otaviano Canuto, Vice President and Head of PREM Network, World Bank
  • Ian Ball, Chief Executive of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
  • Matt Andrews, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Anthony Hegarty, Chief Financial Management Officer at the World Bank
  • Paul Druckman, Co-Chair of International Integrated Reporting Committee and Chairman of The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project.
  • Ioannis Sarmas, Member of the European Court of Auditors

For further information about the conference, please email


Contact: Lindsay Machin / Chloe Forbes
CIPFA Press Office
t 020 7543 5645 / 5787
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Notes to Editors:

1. The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Justine Greening, announced the Financial Transformation Programme at the Government Finance Profession’s annual training event on 12 November 2010.

2. CIPFA is holding the fourth World Class Performance Symposium, which HM Treasury supports on 17 March 2011. This year the symposium dovetails with and forms the final day of CIPFA’s major international conference, Trust and Accountability in Public Financial Management on 15 to 17 March 2011 in London. For details of the International Conference and the World Class Performance Symposium click here: To attend the conference, please contact Rikki Ellsmore,

3. About CIPFA

CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions. They are taught by our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre as well as other places of learning around the world. We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. They include information and guidance, courses and conferences, property and asset management solutions, consultancy and interim people for a range of public sector clients. Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We work with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance public finance and support better public services.