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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
Presents 10 commandments for an effective internal audit function.
The purpose of the Principles is to support organizations in benchmarking and improving their management accounting systems. The Principles help the public and private sectors make better decisions, respond appropriately to the risks they face and protect the value they generate.
The Basel Committee released for consultation a set of revised guidelines on corporate governance at banks. Building on the Committee's Principles for enhancing corporate governance published in 2010, the proposed guidelines aim to strengthen various governance measures such as risk management and internal control arrangements, board competence, and compensation systems. Comments on the proposals are due by Friday 9 January 2015.
Through its membership of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, BIAC, IFAC is actively involved in the work of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Facilitates effective, entrepreneurial and prudent management that can deliver the long-term success of the company.
Aims to bring together elements of best practice for risk management; prompt boards to consider how to discharge their responsibilities in relation to the existing and emerging principal risks faced by the company; reflect sound business practice, whereby risk management and internal control are embedded in the business process by which a company pursues its objectives; and highlight related reporting responsibilities.
This debates how to develop macro reporting metrics that present a more holistic and accurate measure of national progress than gross domestic product (GDP).
February 25, 2015 - Zambia Daily Mail
February 17, 2015 - The Island
February 4, 2015 - Reuters
February 2, 2015 - Institute of Internal Auditors
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