The Public Sector Accounting Research Group has been established to promote research in public sector accounting and related areas, and encourages innovation through cross-disciplinary research. The concentration of public services in Canberra provides fertile opportunities for public sector accounting research and the ANU has a recognised centre of excellence in this area.
- To provide opportunities for development of quality public sector accounting research.
- To encourage research collaboration and sharing of expertise.
- To provide opportunities for discussion of emerging issues and generation of research ideas.
- To provide research training for Honours and post-graduate research students.
Research areas of current members
- Public accounts committee and Parliamentary oversight
- Public sector audit
- Accounting and reporting for public sector assets
- Performance management, performance measurement and information
- Public sector accountability and governance
- Public sector accrual accounting and budgeting systems and government finance statistics
- Conceptual framework and financial accounting concepts in the public sector
- Sustainability in the public sector
- Barrett, P 2015, 'A mandate to deliver good Government', Public Finance. CIPFA
- Barrett, P 2014, 'New Development: Risk Management - How to regain Trust and Confidence in Government', Public Money and Management, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 459-464.
- Barrett, P 2014, 'New development: Financial reform and good governance', Public Money and Management, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 59-66.
- Barrett, P 2014, 'Values and Ethics within a Public Governance Framework - Compliance versus Performance', Public Administration Today, vol. 15, pp. 52-56.
- Barrett, P 2013, 'Public Sector Governance and the Public Interest', Keeping Good Companies, vol. 65, no. 9 (October 2013), pp. 521-525.
- Kober, R, Lee, J & Ng, J 2013, 'GAAP, GFS and AASB 1049: Perceptions of Public Sector stakeholders', Accounting and Finance, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 471-496.
- Jacobs, K 2012, 'Making sense of social practice: theoretical pluralism in public sector accounting research', Financial Accountability and Management, vol. 28, no. 1 (Feb 2012), pp. 1-25.
- Kober, R, Lee, J & Ng, J 2012, 'Conceptual framework issues: perspectives of Australian public sector stakeholders', Accounting and Business Research, vol. online, pp. 1-24.
- Barrett, P, 2011, Commentary: Performance Audit of PPPs - Getting the Basics Right, Australian Accounting Review 21, 99-106.
- Lacey, D, Cuganesan, S, Goode, S et al 2011, 'Celebrating Adversity: Inter-Organisational Dependence and Public Sector Performance Reporting in the Australian Federal Police', Public Administration, vol. 90, no. 2 (June 2012), pp. 393-411.
- Barrett, P., 2010, Where you sit is what you see: Commentary on the Seven Deadly Sins of Performance Auditing: Implications for Monitoring Public Audit Institutions, Australian Accounting Review 21, 397-405
- Kober, R, Lee, J & Ng, J 2010, 'Mind Your Accruals: Perceived Usefulness of Financial Information in the Australian Public Sector under Different Accounting Systems', Financial Accountability and Management, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 267-298.