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I'm an expert in public financial management. I help public sector managers through my consulting, writing and teaching.

 
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About me

I have been a chartered public finance accountant for over 25 years and I have worked as a freelance consultant in public financial management for public sector and voluntary organisations since 2005. As well as advising public organisations on any aspect of their financial management I teach at university level and I write.

In the past I was the chief finance officer in a city government with numerous difficulties and challenges. I was responsible for spending about £750million a year and I know what's involved in working with politicians to develop budgets and strategies, to manage hundreds of staff, to produce statements of accounts that meet all the relevant accounting standards and to deal with auditors.

I started my freelance work doing interim management assignments but over time I have got more and more teaching and writing work. I have taught at master's level in several business schools and I have delivered bespoke training courses for public organisations. Lately I have worked on online training, first creating an e-learning package on commissioning for a council and then a full-blown MOOC (massive open online course) for the Open University and CIPFA. I also wrote a successful textbook, Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector, which you can buy from Amazon.

On a voluntary basis I have been the treasurer of Friends of Ibba Girls School since September 2014.

Qualifications

Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, 1990

Master's in Public Administration, Warwick Business School, 2006

BSc Mathematics, University of York, 1986

Publications

Bandy, G. P. (2016). A Framework for Improving Value for Money. In 10th Annual CABRI Seminar: Value for Money in Public Spending. Johannesburg: CABRI.

Bandy, G. P. (2015). Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector [2 ed], Abingdon: Routledge

Bandy, G. P., Crouch, A., Haenni, C., Holley, P., Larsen, C., Penlington, S., Price, N., and Wilkins, C. (2008). Building From Common Foundations. Edited by Karpf, T and Ross, A. Geneva: World Health Organization.

My clients include

Consulting

Warrington Council
Society of Local Authority Chief Executives
The Open University
General Medical Council
North East Lincolnshire Council
Sheffield City Council
City of Stoke-on-Trent Council
Capita
HCL Axon
Lincolnshire Police
West Midlands Police
Surrey Police
Bradford Academy
Trowers & Hamlin

Teaching and Training

The Open University
University of Nottingham
Collective African Budget Reform Initiative
Global Learning and Research Centre (Dubai)
Government of South Sudan
Warwick Business School
Cardiff Business School
Local Government Association
CIPFA
Sheffield City Council
City of Wakefield Council

 

Hire me

The work I do falls into three categories: advising, teaching and writing. If you have a project you think I could help you with please use the Contact form at the foot of the page to get in touch or click the widget to schedule a time for me to call you.

 
 

Advising

Whatever financial management issues you are facing I can give you sound advice. My career has covered most aspects of public financial management including budgeting, accounting, auditing, governance, tax collection and advising politicians. Previous work assignments mean I have particular knowledge about commissioning and procurement of value for money goods and services. I've done some work in the private sector, too.

 

 
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Teaching

I can teach both formal courses at educational institutions or customised training for public sector organisations. If you are looking for an associate lecturer to deliver a lecture or a whole course on public sector financial management or if you are a manager in a public organisation (a school, hospital, police force, council, whatever) who wants some bespoke training for yourself or your staff, I can help. Often this teaching and training will be delivered face to face but I can create content for online learning systems, too.

 
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Writing

I am able to communicate financial issues clearly and can be hired to write/review/edit reports or other documents. I have learned how to communicate financial topics to students using presentations and I can improve your Powerpoint or Keynote presentations if you like.

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Testimonials

His experience working [in the] public sector as an accountant and auditor gives an insight into managing public money. He’s creative! His Powerpoint presentation is fantastic!
— MPA student at Warwick Business School
Your sessions seem to have gone down really well, indeed you’ve set a standard which some other contributors are going to find hard to live up to.
— Tom Entwistle, Cardiff Business School
In the recent flurry of volumes on public financial management, Gary Bandy has the ability of making complicated topics simple—not simpler, to paraphrase Einstein’s famous quotation. The book’s numerous practical examples and real-life references, such as HBO’s The Wire make the topics come alive.
— Marco Cangiano, Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund
Gary’s lectures were good in the way he delivered and used videos. It made it easier to digest and comprehend. His style was good. [The] hand-outs were very good, far better than just giving slide copies.

If you think I can help you with a project then please send me an email

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