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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.
The International Accounting Education Standards Board establishes standards, in the area of professional accounting education, that prescribe technical competence and professional skills, values, ethics, and attitudes.
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board develops standards, guidance, and resources for use by public sector entities around the world for preparation of general purpose financial statements.
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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
The trust and business project is intended to bridge the gap between OECD standards for business integrity and their implementation in practice. The report is among others based on a survey and a series of interviews, in which a number of BIAC members participated.
The new OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises provide an internationally agreed benchmark to help governments assess and improve the way they exercise ownership functions in state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Summary of the key messages from the February 2015 roundtable wh ich includes expert articles provided by selected speakers to emphasize the importance of obtaining and continually enhancing the optimal mix of director skills.
Make It Your Business: Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals
November 5, 2015 - PwC
It makes commercial sense to embed the SDGs in operations and strategy, but how ready is business to support governments achieve these global goals?
Speech given by Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation and Chief Executive Officer, Prudential Regulation Authority
The European Securities and Markets Authority has published guidelines for listed issues on alternative performance measures (APMs). The purpose of the guidelines is, amongst other things, to improve the comparability and reliability of APMs when used in prospectuses or regulated information.
Why accounting is good for governments and citizens.
- How Some OECD Governments Do Nothing to Stop Their Companies from Financing Grand Corruption Abroad
March 17, 2016 - Transparency International
- Strong International Standards, Governance & Ethics Help Fight Bribery
March 17, 2016 - IFAC
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- SL Businesses Urged to Practice Good Governance: IFAC President
August 3, 2015 - Hiru Business News
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