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Johnson-Shoyama School of Public Policy

JSGS-838: Public Sector Financial Management

Description: The purpose of this course is to expose students to the significant financial issues that have practical significance in the management and operations of public sector departments, agencies, and initiatives. The course will focus on select aspects of public sector governance and financial management. Students will be expected to apply the knowledge they learn from the course materials and lectures to problems and assignments that could typically arise in a public administration setting.

Faculty: Nola Buhr

Source: Syllabus downloaded from on 13 January 2014.

Teaching Topics Addressed in this Course, Organized by Public Management Subject



Commentary by the Atlas editors: The class titles and the headings in the bibliography in the Syllabus suggest a number of the potential topics to be developed for the Atlas:

  • Accounting and Crown Corporations
  • Accountability and Public Sector Financial Management
  • Principles and Rules of Accounting
  • Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector
  • Reading Public Accounts
  • Performance Reporting and Financial Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Risk and Internal Control
  • Auditing
  • The Legislative Auditor

Page created by: Ian Clark on 13 January 2014. The content presented on this page, except in the Commentary, is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases.




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