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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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Capacity Building in ContextThe IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee on what it takes to establish a PAO that is relevant, sustainable, and ready to adopt and implement international standards and best practices.
by PAO Development Committee, IFAC | June 28, 2017
Digital Technologies’ Implications for SMPsEmerging technologies, including data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will impact the accountancy profession and SMPs.
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | June 28, 2017
Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: Attracting New ClientsInformation and best practice tips to help small- and medium-sized practices attract new clients, identified in the IFAC Global SMP survey as one of the top challenges firms face.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Deputy Chair and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | June 27, 2017
ACCA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Approach to the Investigation & Disciplinary ProcessACCA now offers a conciliation servce, a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution, to help resolve complaints that are unlikely to lead to disciplinary action.
by Joanne Vlahos, Head of the Complaint Assessment Department, ACCA | June 27, 2017
Social and Human Capital Accounting Business BenefitsSocial and human capital makes a fundamental contribution to the performance of an organization, and can be significantly enhanced or damaged by its activity.
by Kate Bowyer, CFO, The Crown Estate, and Member of the A4S CFO Leadership Network | June 27, 2017
News and Resources
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International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants - June 26, 2017
Draft Guidance on the IFRS for SMEs Standard Published for Public Comment
IFRS Foundation - June 26, 2017
Auditors Face Evolving Cybersecurity Challenges
ACCA - June 26, 2017
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