IPSASB Announces eIS, a Digital Platform to Navigate International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)

Nov 08, 2021 | New York, New York | English

The IPSASB launched eIS – a centrally located digital gateway to the international standards that guide the accountancy profession, including IPSAS, the international accrual-based accounting standards increasingly used by governments and other public sector entities around the world.

eIS, or e-International Standards, makes the official standards of the IPSASB more accessible and easily digestible by allowing for convenient digital access anywhere with an internet connection and across multiple devices.

Previously, the standards were only available as harder-to-navigate PDFs or as printed copies and handbooks. The intuitive navigation, advanced search functions and filters, and straightforward controls of eIS make the standards easier to access and utilize. Current and previous versions of standards are available in one place for use and comparison without the need to obtain multiple handbook editions.

 “Accrual financial reporting is fundamental to transparency and accountability in the public sector, as well as providing information for good decision making. By 2030, 81% of the jurisdictions in the 2021 International Public Sector Accountability Index reporting on accrual are projected to be making use of IPSAS as part of their accrual financial reporting frameworks.” said Ian Carruthers, IPSASB Chair. “Given the projected growth of IPSAS adoption and implementation globally, eIS is a timely and crucial platform that will improve the accessibility of the standards.”

eIS was developed by IFAC collaboratively with the IESBA, the IAASB, and the IPSASB. The four organizations, through surveys and conversations with key stakeholders, identified the key elements required to deliver a practical, modern platform allowing the profession easier access to international standards, while providing enhanced usability.

To learn more about eIS, visit https://eis.international-standards.org/.

To explore accrual-based reporting frameworks and IPSAS adoption globally, visit the International Public Sector Financial Accountability Index.

About the IPSASB

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) works to strengthen public financial management globally through developing and maintaining accrual-based International Public Sector Accounting Standards® (IPSAS®) and other high-quality financial reporting guidance for use by governments and other public sector entities. It also raises awareness of IPSAS and the benefits of accrual adoption. The Board receives support from the Asian Development Bank, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the New Zealand External Reporting Board, and the governments of Canada and New Zealand. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IPSASB are facilitated by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). For copyright, trademark, and permissions information, please go to permissions or contact permissions@ifac.org.


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