Effective Government Accounting

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International Monetary Fund, Jun 12, 1995 - Business & Economics - 202 pages
This book, by A. Premchand, seeks to bridge fiscal economics and government accounting. It examines historical developments, ingredients of existing systems, features of accounting standards, and other issues that governments must address to perform their tasks economically and efficiently. Readers gain insights into institutional linkages and the role of electronic technology. Arguing that government accounting systems are too important to be left to accountants alone, the book presents an interdisciplinary approach that goes beyond adapting commercial accounting formats to governments.

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Contents

Preface
1
Payments Systems
15
Relations with the Banking System
38
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A. Premchand was formerly assistant director for the International Monetary Fund--Fiscal Affairs Department (now retired) in Washington, DC. Some of his works include Government Financial Management: Issues and Country Studies, Effective Government Accounting and Control of Public Money: The Fiscal Machinery in Developing Countries.

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