Public sector and non-profits accounting

The research of public sector and non-profits accounting is concerned with the study of governance, accountability and performance management in the public and not-for-profit sectors. The non-profit research specialisation is concerned with how resource providers and other external stakeholders may exert influence on public and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations for their accounting, accountability and performance management systems.

Broad themes considered with the public sector stream include:

  • Public sector reform and accounting change
  • Performance audit
  • Public accounts committees and governmental accountability
  • Measuring and improving the performance for government agencies
  • Local government performance management.

Broad research topics within the non-profit stream include:

  • Non-profit corporate governance from the boardroom
  • Regulations and financial reporting practices in micro-finance institutions in less developed countries
  • Performance management and balanced scorecard practices in non-profit organisations
  • Discharging non-profit accountability.