Manuel Pietra, President & CEO of FreeBalance, to Reveal Government Financial Management Implementation Secrets at International Conference

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Presentation Will Share How FreeBalance Has Adapted to the International PFM Needs

Manuel Pietra, FreeBalance, President, CEO

Manuel Pietra, FreeBalance President and CEO

Trust and accountability in Public Financial Management have become significant factors to improve government effectiveness and achieve country objectives.

Manuel Pietra, President & CEO at FreeBalance will be presenting at the Trust and Accountability in Public Financial Management (PFM) conference organized by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). The conference takes place March 15-17 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK.

Mr. Pietra will be presenting on the “Implementing Integrated Financial Management Information Systems (IFMIS) - Lessons Learned and Value Added in the Developing World” panel on Tuesday, March 15 at 13:40. Mr. Pietra’s presentation will describe how Government Resource Planning (GRP) vendors achieve government financial management implementation success. The presentation describes how public financial management software design, implementation and support methodology can be adapted to improve success. It will also describe how adaptable open systems are less expensive to implement and sustain. Roger Tabor, Chair of the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee will moderate the panel.

“Trust and accountability in Public Financial Management have become significant factors to improve government effectiveness and achieve country objectives,” said Manuel Pietra, President & CEO of FreeBalance. “In this era of the ‘new normal’, it has become more important for FreeBalance as a For Profit Social Enterprise (FOPSE) to share good practices in GRP software development, implementation and sustainability.”

This conference is aimed at Accountants General and Auditors General, public sector CFOs, international accounting bodies and IFAC members, donors and aid organizations, and international development professionals and advisors. The conference PFM focus is with transparency, governance and anti-corruption good practices. The critical needs for government trust, support of international standards, and achieving value for money will be discussed by leading PFM experts.

FreeBalance customers span the globe and the user community includes public financial management professionals in 18 countries, including Canada, Liberia, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Southern Sudan. FreeBalance operates in 15 customer time zones. FreeBalance has more than 60,000 users around the world. FreeBalance software manages a global civil service workforce of 1,500,000, and also manages a quarter trillion ($US) annual budgets worldwide.

About FreeBalance
FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit

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