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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. Read More
A popular panel at the 2014 World Congress of Accountants in Rome explored the issue. Here are some of the ingredients that make up an effective modern audit committee.
ICAEW's Dialogue in Corporate Governance programme's fifth thought leadership piece argues that everyone involved in a system of corporate governance should be covered by a (an overall) framework code. In addition, it makes a proposal for harnessing the energy behind the growing number of group specific codes related to corporate governance, and explores how this can enhance public confidence in companies rather than creating complexity and confusion.
Is your organisation efficient, economic, effective and equitable? There is one code to help perfect them all.
Discusses how a public management letter, collectively written by auditors in particular sectors or on certain themes, can be an effective instrument for accountants to fulfil their public gatekeeper’s role.
This Transparency International report evaluates the transparency of corporate reporting by the world’s 124 largest publicly listed companies. The report assesses the disclosure practices of companies with respect to their anti-corruption programmes, company holdings and the disclosure of key financial information on a country-by-country basis.
Integrated reporting enhances transparency and disclosure by emphasising concise communication of performance, risks and opportunities and the future outlook for the organisation.
Provides public sector auditors with direction on how to assess and make appropriate recommendations for improving governance activities and processes.
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