Karen Sanderson

Job title: IFR4NPO Project Lead, CIPFA

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Karen has deep expertise in Public Sector Financial Management and standard setting for the public sector.

Karen spent five years at HM Treasury in the UK. Over that period her responsibilities included setting accounting standards in the UK central government, and producing consolidated financial information for the UK public sector. Karen delivered the first ever Whole of Government Accounts for the UK Government following the UK’s adoption of accrual accounting.

Karen later joined the New South Wales (NSW Australia) Treasury as Executive Director, Fiscal Estimates and Financial Reporting where she was responsible for financial reporting across NSW, including the production of the NSW Total State Sector Accounts and setting the accounting policy and financial management frameworks for the sector.

Karen is a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board’s Consultative Advisory Group.