|About the Book|
This book brings together a selection of June Pallots most significant work. Written from a country (New Zealand) that led the world in many aspects of its financial management reforms, this work provides thoughtful comment on matters that remain of crucial importance today, especially the constitutional need to carefully monitor and respond to the reform initiatives and motives of executive government. Revisiting accounting issues and developments in the public sector, and reminding readers that the fundamental purpose of government accounting is different from that for the business sector, this book provides a timely reminder of the need for caution when considering the application in the public sector of accounting techniques devised for business purposes. June Pallots legacy challenges accountants in the public sector to find better ways of addressing collective decision-making under new governance approaches, proposes ways forward and offers suggestions for future research. This book, prepared by her colleague Susan Newberry, is a tribute to Junes work.