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High-quality business reporting is at the heart of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies. It allows organizations to present a cohesive explanation of their business and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, creditors, and regulators, while also promoting better internal decision making. Professional accountants are integral to all phases of organizational reporting. Read More
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Currently there is widespread concern that many businesses, particularly large mulitnational corporations, are not paying enough tax on their profits. This is a serious issue at a time when public finances are under strain. CAEW's report 'Taxing corporate profits: hard choices' highlights the tough choices faced by businesses and politicians in relation to corporate tax.
Discusses the three outcomes of NBA's most recent reserach, included in its Knowledge Sharing Program, inlcuding that risk management systems without sufficient attention paid to human factors will fail, people and behaviors make or break risk management even in companies that pay more attention to hard controls, and the risk paragraph in annual reports is often not perceived as meaningful.
Of the investors surveyed for this report, 93% called for greater consistency and transparency, while 84% of respondents agreed established standardised reporting frameworks need to be used by companies to achieve both those aims.
This publication questions the disparity between the standard of financial reporting in government administrations and that of private sector organisations.
Seeks to influence the growing debate on developing greater consistency of transparency and accountability within public sector financial reporting internationally.
Principles for Effective Business Reporting Processes
January 17, 2013 - IFAC
Establishes a benchmark for professional accountants in business to establish more effective business processes in the organizations in which they work. An executive summary is also available.
Considers the evolving risks and materiality of natural capital and argues that including natural capital issues in corporate materiality and risk assessments creates better-informed decision making by an organization and its stakeholders; an enhanced and more comprehensive risk-management process; and an increased ability to realize strategic opportunities.
July 28, 2014 - The Economist
July 28, 2014 - The Nation
July 25, 2014 - In The Black
July 24, 2014 - Economia
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