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The 2013 COSO Framework & SOX Compliance—One Approach to an Effective Transition
June 1, 2013 - Institute of Management Accountants, Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
Outlines an example of one approach to transitioning to COSO’s 2013 Internal Control–Integrated Framework from the original framework published in 1992.
Second report of a four-part project examining what investors want from corporate reporting and how organizations are responding to their needs. It outlines the kind of information investors need to make their decisions, how they now like to receive that information (both the format and the communications channels), and their level of trust in what they receive.
First report of a four-part project examining what investors want from corporate reporting and how organizations are responding to their needs. Also reviews recent developments, trends, and emerging issues in the investor landscape since the global financial crisis. While it uses the UK and Ireland investor base for its analysis, the trends it identifies have a wide international resonance.
This report points out that corporate reports are being held back by confusion over their different audiences, complexity, and lack of timeliness. The report signals a need for a greater focus on forward-facing plans, risk management, and the effective integration of these and other issues into corporate reports in a more coherent way.
Seeks to be a catalyst to removing unnecessary text and data from annual reports.
Offers suggestions on how companies can adopt a new reporting structure that integrates key governance information with the rest of their business reporting; implement, measure, and communicate sound business principles; and tell the governance story, while also ensuring compliance with relevant codes and legislation.
Features 25 prominent business leaders provide their recommendations on what should be done to effectively improve governance (including risk management and internal control), the financial reporting process, audit, and the usefulness of business reports in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. The report provides a summary of interviewees' recommendations in each area and highlights some of IFAC's related initiatives.
October 20, 2014 - IFAC
October 16, 2014 - Accounting Today
October 15, 2014 - Accounting Today
October 14, 2014 - Financial Times
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