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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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Learning from the Pioneers—New Corporate Insights on Integrated ReportingGood practice examples and key challenges identified from a review of integrated reports, survey data and interviews with experts.
by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | April 20, 2018
Indian Railways Right on Track for Accrual AccountingGovernments across the globe are placing greater emphasis on the efficiency and transparency in public spending for the ultimate good of the end-user.
by Atul Kumar Gupta, Central Council Member, ICAI and Director of ICAI—ARF and CA Naveen N D Gupta, President ICAI and Chairman of ICAI-ARF | April 20, 2018
Firms of the Future–Building Advisory ServicesThe IFAC SMP Committee has recently organized a break-out session that focused on how SMPs can diversify into business advisory and consultancy services by looking at what niche market to consider and how to leverage technology and networks...
by Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC and Mats Olsson, Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | April 17, 2018
Assessing and Improving Professional Accountants’ Ethical CapabilityProfessional accountants are regularly confronted with ethical choices and moral dilemmas in the course of their professional activities—a recent Australian study sheds light on the persistent ethical conflicts, tensions, and pressures that...
by Dr Cristina Neesham, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy and Ethics in Management and Organisation, Department of Management and Marketing, Swinburne University of Technology and Associate Professor Eva Tsahuridu, Industry Fellow, School of Accounting, RMIT University | April 17, 2018
How Management Contributes to Audit QualityWhat is management’s role in the audit process? Can managers do more to influence audit quality? CPA Canada and FEI Canada examine.
by Taryn Abate, CPA, CA, CPA, Director, Audit & Assurance, Research, Guidance and Support, CPA Canada | April 9, 2018
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