Governmental Financial Reporting of Heritage Assets from a User Needs Perspective

25 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2014

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Natalia Aversano

University of Salerno

Johan Christiaens

Ghent University - Department of Accountancy and Corporate Finance

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Date Written: May 2014

Abstract

The implementation of IPSASs in European Union countries and the harmonization of governmental financial reporting are intended to respond to the needs of citizens. An important characteristic of reforms to governmental accounting and financial reporting is the incorporation within the accounting systems of all public authority assets, which include the case of ‘heritage assets’. This paper investigates to what extent IPSAS 17 responds to user needs of governmental financial reporting about heritage assets by conducting a survey of mayors and councillors in the Italian local government.

Keywords: IPSAS 17, user needs, heritage assets, local government

Suggested Citation

Aversano, Natalia and Christiaens, Johan, Governmental Financial Reporting of Heritage Assets from a User Needs Perspective (May 2014). Financial Accountability & Management, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 150-174, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2420228 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/faam.12032

Natalia Aversano (Contact Author)

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Johan Christiaens

Ghent University - Department of Accountancy and Corporate Finance ( email )

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Ghent, B-9000
Belgium

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