The International Consortium
on Governmental Financial
Management (ICGFM)
Manuel S. Pietra
President

October 16, 2013
Background
• ICGFM is unique in the financial management
community.
• Founded in 1977 by distinguished &
international gro...
Background
• ICGFM became the first “umbrella”
organization composed of:
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Government entities
University Departm...
Our Programs
• We support our members and others by
promoting and supporting:
– professional development activities &
– in...
Our Members
ICGFM members work at all
levels of Government
(local/municipal;
state/provincial; and
national levels) and in...
Purpose and Objectives
• Exchanging information and ideas, including providing
an international clearinghouse of informati...
Purpose and Objectives (cont.)
• Maintaining high professional standards amongst Public
Financial Managers
• Collaborating...
Programs & Activities
• Biannual Conferences in Washington and Miami bringing
practitioners together to share best practic...
Technical Areas of Focus
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•

Accounting
Auditing
Budgeting
Data Processing
Debt Administration
Retirement Admin...
Upcoming Events:
The Winter Training
Conference:

December 9-10-11,
2013
Washington, DC
Membership Benefits


Showcase and communicate projects
globally through ICGFM programs,
publications, and support

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Tw...
Membership Opportunities
• Sustaining Member
• Organizations promoting professional development,
training, research or tec...
Membership Opportunities
• Organization Member:
• Government entities with financial management
responsibilities, educatio...
Membership Opportunities
• Individual Member:
• Persons interested in or dedicated to activities directly
related to finan...
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presentation by International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) President Manuel Pietra at East and South African Accountants General (ESAAG) meeting in Cape Town South Africa. Benefits include networking with PFM professionals, sharing lessons learned, 2 annual conferences, participating in global survey and publishing to journal

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Benefits of Joining ICGFM

  1. 1. The International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) Manuel S. Pietra President October 16, 2013
  2. 2. Background • ICGFM is unique in the financial management community. • Founded in 1977 by distinguished & international group of financial management professionals from government and academia. • Recognized the need for various financial practitioners to engage in dialogue about their perspectives for improving government financial management.
  3. 3. Background • ICGFM became the first “umbrella” organization composed of: – – – – – Government entities University Departments Private Firms Professional Associations All devoted to improving financial management.
  4. 4. Our Programs • We support our members and others by promoting and supporting: – professional development activities & – information exchanges that advance effective governmental financial management • Principles • Standards • Practices
  5. 5. Our Members ICGFM members work at all levels of Government (local/municipal; state/provincial; and national levels) and include: • • • • • • • Accountants & Financial Managers Advisory specialists & consultants Auditors Comptrollers Information technology specialists Treasurers Procurement & Expenditure Managers • Legal Reformers and Regulators
  6. 6. Purpose and Objectives • Exchanging information and ideas, including providing an international clearinghouse of information relevant to governmental financial management • Researching, training and publicizing results • Organizing liaisons between individual organizations to promote mutual objectives
  7. 7. Purpose and Objectives (cont.) • Maintaining high professional standards amongst Public Financial Managers • Collaborating in development programs delivering PFM technical assistance • Conducting global surveys and thought leadership materials critical to trending government issues in PFM and broadly disseminating these materials internationally
  8. 8. Programs & Activities • Biannual Conferences in Washington and Miami bringing practitioners together to share best practices, experiences in the field and emerging issues (http://www.icgfm.org/) • Publish the International Journal on Government Financial Management, biannually (http://www.icgfm.org.journal.htm) • Conduct an annual Global Financial Management Leaders Survey • Host monthly DC Forums on important topics related to PFM best practices and emerging trends • Developed an IPSAS Compilation and Certification Program for Developing Countries
  9. 9. Technical Areas of Focus • • • • • • • Accounting Auditing Budgeting Data Processing Debt Administration Retirement Administration Treasury Management
  10. 10. Upcoming Events: The Winter Training Conference: December 9-10-11, 2013 Washington, DC
  11. 11. Membership Benefits  Showcase and communicate projects globally through ICGFM programs, publications, and support  Two annual international training conferences  Seven DC Forum Speaker Series  CPE opportunities  Semi-annual International Journal  Complimentary downloads of DC Speaker Series and Conference presentations Surveys conducted by ICGFM in conjunction with Grant Thornton expands collective knowledge  ICGFM networking provides you access to a global community of members including private and public organizations, including national audit offices/supreme audit institutions, finance ministries/treasury departments, regional and international development banks, professional associations, donor organizations, private sector firms, and individuals. Education and networking opportunities  
  12. 12. Membership Opportunities • Sustaining Member • Organizations promoting professional development, training, research or technical assistance in financial management; willing to assume responsibility for and to actively participate in the affairs of the Consortium. – An automatic seat on the Board of Directors – Company logo and link posted on the ICGFM website – Reduced member rate for DC Forums
  13. 13. Membership Opportunities • Organization Member: • Government entities with financial management responsibilities, educational institutions, firms, regional and governmental organizations and other professional associations. – Six Organization Members serve on the Board of Directors – Reduced member rate for DC Forums
  14. 14. Membership Opportunities • Individual Member: • Persons interested in or dedicated to activities directly related to financial management and swho wish to be members in their own right. – Six Individual Members serve on the Board of Directors – Reduced member rate for DC Forums
  15. 15. JOIN US!

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