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The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession.
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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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How does the market know which SMEs are creating value? And how do the SMEs themselves know that they have created value for their stakeholders?
ISCA published its inaugural Yearbook titled “<IR>: 2014 in Reflection”. This Yearbook provides a glimpse into the key events and milestones of Singapore’s <IR> journey in 2014
From the perspective of price informativeness, quarterly reporting (QR) is generally considered as more desirable than semi-annual reporting because it brings more timely updates about the company´s operations to investors. An important caveat to note, however, is that the accounting information in quarterly reports usually contains more noise than semi-annual or annual reports, especially when QR is prepared on the "discrete basis."
Integrated reporting enhances transparency and disclosure by emphasising concise communication of performance, risks and opportunities and the future outlook for the organisation.
This article from CPA Singapore discusses how Asian countries respond to environmental issues and deal with sustainability reporting.
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- New IFAC Research Report Demonstrates Positive Association between Business Performance and Use of Accountants
July 22, 2016 - IFAC
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July 14, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
- IASB to Focus on Communication Effectiveness of Financial Statements
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