Abstract: Some of the latest supplements to the Public Finance Act deal with the local management of public funds and activities and prescribe a procedure for identifying municipalities in a financial difficulty and adopting measures to overcome it. This paper presents a set of methods for analysing the financial variables of individual municipalities on the basis of the methodological guidelines and the information provided by the Ministry of Finance. We have analysed data available as of the end of 2015 about the financial variables of Bulgarian municipalities as they have been defined by legislation and identified some common problems related to the financial management of that segment of the public sector.
Abstract: The objective of this paper is to present the specific features of non-current assets impairment as an example of the conservatism principle in accounting and valuation through accounting estimates. The paper also reviews key moments of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards related to esta¬blishing the recoverable amount of non-current assets in budget entities in terms of their specific nature of assets, which do not generate cash flows on their own. In addition, the rules and requirements applied to assets impairment in Bulgaria have been reviewed in comparison to international practice.