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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 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).
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.
In this report the Working Group Future Accountancy Profession proposes 53 measures to improve the quality and independence of the audit in the Netherlands and to rebuild the trust.
Facilitates effective, entrepreneurial and prudent management that can deliver the long-term success of the company.
This debates how to develop macro reporting metrics that present a more holistic and accurate measure of national progress than gross domestic product (GDP).
The Business Anti-Corruption Portal (Portal) provides a comprehensive and practical business tool, and offers targeted support to SMEs in order to help them avoid and fight corruption, thereby creating a better business environment.
- Mauritius: Prime Minister Reiterates His Commitment towards Good Governance
May 14, 2015 - AllAfrica.com
- Finance Professionals Help Better Corporate Governance
April 17, 2015 - Financial Express
- Banking Sector: Regulations, Compliance and Good Governance
March 23, 2015 - The Daily Star
- Pakistan: Good Governance, Operational Excellence Urged
March 18, 2015 - Daily Times
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