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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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Small Practices: Leverage Traditional Services to Adapt to New Client NewsThe focus for small- and medium-sized accounting practices today should be how to move forward and evolve services as technology disrupts the current business model.
by Mark Koziel, Executive Vice President, Firm Services, AICPA | January 15, 2018
What Top Skills Do Professional Accountants Need for the Future?Professional accountants can use their unique skills to anticipate the future.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 14, 2018
Generation Next and Small- & Medium-Sized PracticesKey findings from a survey young professionals working in SMPs suggest younger finance professionals today hold ambitions for fast progression and rapid career development.
by Ben Baruch, Head of SME Policy, ACCA | January 10, 2018
Being Intergenerationally More Fair: Our Resolution for 2018The intergenerational contract is under strain in Europe and beyond —a report recently published by ICAEW Europe shows that fewer than one in four Europeans feel that their respective generation is being treated fairly by their government when...
by Dr. Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of EU Public Affairs, ICAEW | December 20, 2017
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Required IFRS Standards 2018—New Books Available
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Deloitte - January 23, 2018
CPA Canada Study Opens Door on How Management Contributes to Audit Quality
CPA Canada - January 22, 2018
Diversifying the Blockchain
TechCrunch - January 22, 2018
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