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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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Caribbean Accountancy: Staying Ahead of the CurveWhat does a future ready professional accountancy organization (PAO) look like?
by Dana Jensen, Assistant Technical Manager, Quality & Development, IFAC and Misha Lobban Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean | September 25, 2017
These Six Building Blocks Are Critical for Better Public Financial ManagementA wider strategic framework is necessary in managing the practical aspects of how governments can change from cash to accrual accounting.
by Sumita Shah, Regulatory Policy Manager, Public Sector, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales | September 25, 2017
Making Sense of MaterialityThe accounting concept of materiality means that only information that is important to investors needs to be included in the financial statements. Information about trivial matters can be excluded. Even though this sounds straightforward,...
by Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board | September 25, 2017
An SMP Perspective on Proposed Changes to the IESBA Code of EthicsGiven recent proposals from the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants with potential changes for the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, small- and medium-sized practices need to start preparing for some of the more...
by Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC and Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird & SMP Committee Ethics Task Force Chair | September 25, 2017
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How Leading Companies Build the Workforces They Need to Stay Ahead
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Report Visualisation: From Concept to Deployment
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Special Report: Courageous Leadership
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