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Budgetary and accounting experience in public sector- comparative case study

In: FIKUSZ 2008 Business Sciences - Symposium for Young Researchers: Proceedings


  • Rodica Gabriela Blidisel

    () (West University from Timisoara)

  • Adina Popa

    () (Eftimie Murgu ResiÑa University)

  • Andra Pop

    () (West University from Timisoara)


During the last decade the public sector has been affected by the introduction of significant reforms in the public accounting system in the international context. During the reform process different countries have put into practice numerous intermediate variants between the extremes of cash and accrual budgeting and accounting. The reasons for the different national systems may be due to the culture, the historical background or the structural elements of these countries. Also the specific objectives and the principal users of the financial reporting, the financial resource suppliers and the influence of public accounting regulatory bodies imply different national accounting systems. In the Western democracies there are two main broad styles of public management: Anglo-American and European Continental types. The paper presents the United Kingdom accrual accounting model adopted in the public institutions (an Anglo-Saxon country) by comparison with the Romanian one (a Continental European country). In this paper there will be taken into account some case studies of two public institutions: one from United Kingdom and the other from Romania. The paper tries to emphasize the differences and the similarities between the two countries accounting systems as well as the lessons learned from the United Kingdom accounting system regarding the implementation of the accrual accounting in public sector.

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  • Rodica Gabriela Blidisel & Adina Popa & Andra Pop, 2008. "Budgetary and accounting experience in public sector- comparative case study," Proceedings Papers of Business Sciences: Symposium for Young Researchers (FIKUSZ) 2008,in: László Áron Kóczy (ed.), FIKUSZ 2008 Business Sciences - Symposium for Young Researchers: Proceedings, pages 7-18 Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkk:sfyr08:7-18

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    accrual accounting; public public sector; the United Kingdom; Romania; International Public Sector Accounting Standards.;

    JEL classification:

    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration


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