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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
Explores the concept of comply or explain, widely used in implementing corporate governance codes.
A series of podcasts on the professional and ethical challenges facing accounting professionals working in public practice, not-for-profits, business, or the public sector. Find out how to preserve professional identity and the balance between protecting the organization with discharging your ethical obligations while maintaining a strong professional network.
The CFO Series: What Boards Should Expect from CFOs
November 1, 2013 - CPA Canada
This publication focuses on the role of CFOs and their relationship with the boards of directors.
Argues that by overrating shareholder value, management could focus too much on short-term stock price measures, given that outsized executive compensation often is fueled by stock options.
Attempts to explain more about risk culture in financial organizations, which features so prominently in discussion about financial regulation, at many industry events and on numerous blogs.
This Discussion Paper stimulates a global debate on preparing accountants for finance leadership roles, including the CFO. The paper features five principles that highlight the changing expectations, scope, and mandate of the CFO and finance leadership roles and recommends what action professional accountancy organizations and employers can take to prepare professional accountants for career progression to finance leadership.
Explores the perceptions about the meanings of governance, risk, and control (GRC) and enterprise risk management (ERM) and internal audit’s involvement.
September 17, 2014 - Forbes
September 15, 2014 - The Independent
September 15, 2014 - Reuters
September 4, 2014 - International Business Times
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