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The recent financial and economic crises exposed many corporate governance weaknesses—but, at the same time, they created momentum for change. Effective governance encourages better organizational decision making, accountability, and robust scrutiny of organizational performance. Accountants are in an excellent position to ensure that governance is integrated into the very DNA of their organizations, which has been identified as critical to its effectiveness. See the full overview.
Inspire, Implement, Assure—How Internal Auditors Can Leverage the International Framework Good Governance in the Public Sector
by Jim Pelletier, Managing Director, Institute of Internal Auditor’s American Center for Government Auditing and Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 11, 2016
Public sector internal auditors can enhance their organizational governance by leveraging the guidance within the International Framework Good Governance in the Public Sector .
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Improving Public Sector Financial Management: The Eight Key Elements of PFM SuccessIn a video, the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants’ Chief Executive discusses the organization’s new guide to help professional accounting organizations engage with their governments to assess and improve successful public sector...
by Brian Blood, Chief Executive, Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants | October 5, 2015
Final Governance Principles Out from Basel but Changes are LimitedThe Basel Committee on Banking Supervision recently published a revised version of its corporate governance principles for banks, which incorporated some of IFAC’s recommendations but changed very little following the consultation period.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 5, 2015
The Necessary Variables for Audit Quality, Including Joint ResponsibilityAudit quality is the responsibility of more than “only” the auditor and there are key factors at play throughout the financial reporting chain.
by Alan Johnson, Non-Executive Director, Jerónimo Martins, and IFAC’s Professional Accountants in Business Committee Member | August 27, 2015
Looking Back to Assess the Present: Different Development Paths for Controlling in the US, GermanyThe world of the professional accountant working in public practice or in business is typically dominated by standards, regulations, and laws governing external financial reporting intended for the investment
by Gary Cokins, CPIM, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC and Larry White, Executive Director, Resource Consumption Accounting Institute | July 14, 2015
News and Resources
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Audit Committees Face Expertise, Risk Management Challenges
CFO.com - January 11, 2017
Interview: Jamaica’s Auditor General Pamela Monroe Ellis
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - January 10, 2017
Corruption Culture and Corporate Misconduct
Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation - November 29, 2016
King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016
IoDSA, King Committee - November 28, 2016
HKICPA Partners with NGO Governance Platform Project as an Extension to Its CPAs for NGOs Social Responsibility Programme
Hong Kong Institute of CPAs - November 2, 2016
IIRC Welcomes the Release of King IV as South Africa Sets a New Global Standard for Corporate Governance
IIRC - November 1, 2016
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