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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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Your Brand Has Value. Time to Realize Its Tangible Benefits!You’ve worked hard to earn your professional qualification and build and grow your own practice—but when did you last pause to review your firm’s brand?
by George Willie, Managing Partner, Bert Smith & Co. and Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC | August 10, 2018
Resource Roundup: Implementation Support for Small- and Medium-Sized PracticesAre you a practitioner working with a small or medium-sized firm—IFAC has an extensive suite of implementation support to assist you with the effective and efficient application of international standards.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation | August 1, 2018
Accounting as a Social and Moral PracticeAccounting in modern times is powerful because of its privileged position as a key means of directing and governing organizations, economies and societies.
by Eva Tsahuridu, Associate Professor, Industry Fellow, School of Accounting, RMIT University and Garry Carnegie, Emeritus Professor, School of Accounting, RMIT University | July 30, 2018
Know Your Blockchain to Re-Imagine Business, Finance and AccountingAt a conceptual level, blockchain is fairly straightforward but how it can deliver return on investment, particularly in relation to existing processes and systems, is more complex.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 26, 2018
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