Accounting and public services
Accounting and accounting information is used for many purposes. Even the public sector immune to accounting information, and accounting-based controls. Recently (March 4th, 2014), BBC Radio 4 broadcast a very interesting programme (The Accountant Kings) on accounting in the provision of public services in the United Kingdom. Here is a link to the series website http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fileon4, and the podcast itself can be found at http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/fileon4/fileon4_20140304-2050c.mp3.