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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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This publication examines seven important areas of annual reporting and makes recommendations that will improve the quality of corporate information provided. These recommendations offer practical guidance for those involved with annual reports.
February 16, 2016 - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
IFRS factsheets on international financial reporting issues, written by experts in the field.
This report look at the costs and benefits of regulating SMEs’ financial reporting, at why SMEs may require a different regime from other businesses, and at what research can tell us about these questions.
The developments highlighted in this report are set against a context of increased scrutiny of the performance of bank audits and bank financial reporting.
This provides resources that explore different forms of capital and their interactions.
The Effects of Mandatory IFRS Adoption in the EU: A Review of Empirical Research reviews academic research into the effects of mandatory adoption of IFRS in the EU and summarises what it tells us about the costs and benefits of adoption.
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.
- No More “Government Business Enterprises” in IPSASs
May 4, 2016 - IMF Public Financial Management Blog
- AICPA Urges Senators to Maintain Availability of Cash Method for Accounting Firms and Others
April 28, 2016 - American Institute of CPAs
- The Quiet War on Corporate Accountability
April 27, 2016 - New York Times
- IPSASB Publishes the Applicability of IPSASs
April 22, 2016 - International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board
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