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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
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This Framework, developed by IFAC and CIPFA, was created to help improve and encourage effective public sector governance. It encourages better governed and managed public sector organizations by improving decision making and the efficient use of resources.
Evaluating and Improving Governance in Organizations
January 31, 2009 - IFAC
Includes a framework-consisting of a series of fundamental principles, supporting guidance, and references-for how professional accountants can contribute to evaluating and improving governance in organizations.
Provides principles-based guidance to assist professional accountants and their organizations in developing and implementing a code of conduct in a values-based culture.
International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector, Executive Summary
International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector
Analyzes how professional accountants in business can support their organizations and increase performance by integrating governance into the key drivers of sustainable organizational success. Using case studies from around the world, the report illustrates how good governance is about more than the protection of stakeholders' interests or compliance with regulatory requirements.
Consolidates the important aspects of embedding sustainability into the DNA of an organization and can be applied to entities of all sizes and complexities. The Framework focuses on the integration of sustainability factors from three perspectives--business strategy, operational, and reporting--and highlights the important roles that professional accountants play in facilitating the sustainable development of their organizations.
- FRC Releases Revised Corporate Governance Code and Audit Committee Guidance
May 2, 2016 - CCH Daily
- European Parliament Report Reveals Shortcomings on Governance of EU Accounting Standard-Setting
April 28, 2016 - The Accountant
- 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
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