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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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Sneak Peek of the Upcoming IFAC/CIPFA Public Sector Governance FrameworkTo help improve public sector governance, IFAC and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy have been drafting an international framework for good governance in the public sector over the last three years. After careful...
by Kerry Ace, Finance and Policy Manager, CIPFA and Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | June 10, 2014
Creating Value through GovernanceAchieving good corporate governance is complex: it involves economics, politics and fundamental aspects of human nature, as well as business and markets. Ultimately, governance is about good decision making. As providers of financial information...
by Paul Moxey, Head of Corporate Governance and Risk Management, ACCA | April 8, 2014
Revision of OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned EnterprisesThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is revising its guidelines for corporate governance of state-owned enterprises, which give advice on effective management to make state-owned enterprises more competitive, efficient, and...
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | January 31, 2014
Revision of the OECD Corporate Governance PrinciplesThe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is about to start revising its principles of corporate governance, a process IFAC is involved with and has made recommendations on.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | November 7, 2013
Integrating Governance throughout an Organization Helps Achieve Sustainable SuccessIntegrating Governance for Sustainable Success , a new report from the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee, argues that effective governance should not just be about protecting stakeholders' interests, or a compliance exercise to...
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | November 4, 2013
News and Resources
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Big Win for Tax Whistleblowers as Pair Gets $17.8 Million
Wall Street Journal - August 4, 2016
BHS Is Theresa May’s Big Chance to Reform Capitalism–She'd Better Take It
New Statesman - July 27, 2016
In with the In-Crowd
Medium - July 27, 2016
UK MPs to Examine Governance of Private Companies and their Pension Funds Following BHS Collapse
International Business Times - July 26, 2016
Governance Principles Backed by J.P. Morgan and Others Get Advocate Approval, Mostly
Wall Street Journal - July 26, 2016
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