Journal of
Accounting and Taxation

  • Abbreviation: J. Account. Taxation
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6664
  • DOI: 10.5897/JAT
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 98

Full Length Research Paper

Modeling an Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) assessment system for municipalities in Greece with public accounting of austerity

Panagiotis Pantelidis
  • Panagiotis Pantelidis
  • Department of Business Administration, T.E.I. of Central Macedonia, Greece.
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Michail Pazarskis
  • Michail Pazarskis
  • Department of Accounting and Finance, T.E.I. of Central Macedonia, Greece.
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Athanasia Karakitsiou
  • Athanasia Karakitsiou
  • Department of Business Administration, T.E.I. of Central Macedonia, Greece.
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Vaia Dolka
  • Vaia Dolka
  • Department of Business Administration, T.E.I. of Central Macedonia, Greece.
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  •  Received: 14 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 19 June 2018
  •  Published: 31 July 2018

Abstract

The new form of local government organization should be competent and effective in order to provide 21st century services equivalent to the citizens of every country. Its new developmental role can be fulfilled by implementing management techniques that will be conducive to local development. The use of accounting ratios from financial statements is necessary to municipalities as well as to every accounting body to depict the dynamic and static condition of each entity. The aim of the study is to propose a new modeling of an Analytic Hierarchy Process (ΑHP) assessment system for municipalities in Greece based on their public accounting data in the era of austerity, due to the recent Greek economic crisis. Several revenues ratios were analyzed, which were obtained by public accounting data, of a small sample of Greek municipalities with similar population for the years 2011-2015, which is during the period of economic crisis and after the implementation of the “Kallikratis” program in Greece. The analysis of accounting ratios shows useful findings on the efficiency of each one of the examined municipalities. The created assessment model could be applied as a guide in the analysis of financial statements with ratios of all the municipalities in Greece or elsewhere. It could be further used as an evaluation tool by the policy makers and managers in the central state authorities or the municipalities system.
 
Key words: Public accounting, ratios, revenues, municipality, Kallikratis.