Flying the flag for local government work

Local government is an amazing place to work, says Tracie Langley. 'We do some brilliant things with complicated financial modelling, which will stretch the grey cells of any budding accountant to infinity and beyond.'

Last week I had the privilege to sit on a national cross-sector board to consider how we make public sector finance an attractive career for our nation's budding financiers. 

Local government and the wider public sector have a poor reputation. I often hear suppliers saying things like: ‘Good enough for government work'. Is this something they say without thinking, or is there a reality to their perception based on what they see? 

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