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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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Navigating Ethics in a Digital AgeEthical behavior is a core attribute for professional accountants; technology may have an impact on the details one needs to understand to be ethical but it does not change the centrality of being ethical.
by Narayanan Vaidyanathan, Head of Technology Insight, ACCA | October 18, 2017
Could Disclosing Climate-related Financial Information Become the New Normal?Climate change disclosures in corporate reports are common but the link to financial implications, both current and of the future, is still often missing in reporting.
by Laura Leka , Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC | October 17, 2017
How Does PEFA Stimulate Better Public Financial Management?The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability program has become the global standard for PFM performance assessment and a template for developing diagnostic tools.
by Lewis Hawke, Head of PEFA Secretariat | October 10, 2017
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Blockchain: Living Up to the Hype
Economia - October 11, 2017
How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Accounting
Journal of Accountancy - October 11, 2017
The Power of One–Organisational Culture and Values
ICAS - October 10, 2017
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