by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | April 20, 2018
Good practice examples and key challenges identified from a review of integrated reports, survey data and interviews with experts.
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Simplifying Auditing Standards for Small or Non-Complex Entities–Exploring Possible Solutions
by Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO, Accountancy Europe and Noémi Robert, Audit & Assurance Manager, Accountancy Europe | May 18, 2018
Confidence in small business benefits us all —the difficulties of applying the International Standards on Auditing in small or non-complex entity audits are apparent, and as such the status quo is not an option.
A Quality Alliance: Uniting for Quality Assurance Reviews in Panama
by Yelena Rodríguez Trujillo, CPA, Executive Director, CCPAP | May 16, 2018
With QA reviews, end-users would have more confidence in the quality of the audits and the financial information presented within the financial statements.
Better Risk Management: It’s about Survival
by Rodney Irwin, Managing Director of Redefining Value and Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development | May 4, 2018
Companies who understand and manage their risks fair better in the global economy and at home—in many cases, they attract better employees and better investments, which often translate into growth and sustained success.
Searching for Stars: Youth & Talent Management
by Abdulwahid Aboo, Auditor and Retired Partner, AAC Kenya-Certified Public Accountants, Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC and Michael Mbaya, Partner, Mbaya & Associates | May 3, 2018
Tips and good practice recommendations on how smaller practices can both attract and retain talent.
Sustainability Reporting Will Create Long-Term Business and Investor Value
by Johanna Tähtinen, Associate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development | May 1, 2018
The average US public company today has a life span of 30 years—annually, one in ten fails and the average five-year mortality risk is 32% and the average age of an S&P 500 company is under 20 years, down from 60 years in the 1950s—what’s going...
Research Insights: Drivers for Voluntary Audit in Small German Companies
by Andreas Weik, Specialist for International Accounting, Comdirect Bank AG and Prof. Dr. Brigitte Eierle, Chair, International Accounting and Auditing, University of Bamberg | April 30, 2018
Why is the proportion of firms adopting voluntary audits in Germany much lower than in other countries? Key drivers and what this means for those examining statutory audits for small and medium enterprises.
The Role of Financial Leadership in Sustainable Public Finances
by Sumita Shah, Regulatory Policy Manager, Public Sector, ICAEW | April 30, 2018
Focused and empowered leadership is essential to drive higher standards in financial management and ensure that finance is integral to decision-making at the very highest level across the public sector.