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Risk Management & Internal Control
Proper risk management and internal control help organizations understand the risks they are exposed to, put controls in place to counter threats, and effectively pursue their objectives. They are therefore an important aspect of an organization’s governance, management, and operations. Professional accountants can and should play a leading role in helping their organizations achieve an integrated, organization-wide approach to risk management and internal control—which ultimately helps create, enhance, and protect stakeholder value. Read More
by Samantha McDonough, Professional Standards Support Manager, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | May 21, 2015 |
Samantha McDonough shares some key corruption indicators that can help accountants capitalize on their ability to spot anomalies or irregular activity through their preparation of financial information to help prevent and report crime. Read More
Just Released and Right on Time: IFAC Thought Paper on Integrating Risk Management
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | May 8, 2015 |
IFAC just released a new thought paper arguing that the management of risk should be an integral part of managing an organization. Read More
Management Accounting, Risk Management, and Internal Control—It’s What We Do!
by J. Stephen McNally, Finance Director and Controller, Campbell Soup Company, and Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | May 4, 2015 |
For the third year in a row, we will be presenting on risk management and internal control at IMA's annual conference, this year in Los Angeles on June 20-24. Read More
What Is Driving the Future of Risk Management? Your Opinion Counts
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | February 12, 2015 |
RIMS, the risk management society, is asking professional accountants to respond to a survey on risk management trends. Read More
COSO is updating its Enterprise Risk Management Integrated Framework from 2004; IFAC is participating in the update and would love to hear your ideas and suggestions. Read More
- New Report from IFAC Tackles Risk Management
May 19, 2015 - Accounting Web
- IFAC Offers Advice on Risk Management
May 11, 2015 - Accounting Today
- Materiality Matters: Why Don't Companies Have to Disclose Sustainability Risk?
April 28, 2015 - Green Biz
- US: “Pervasive” Pressure Challenges Internal Audit’s Objectivity
March 18, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
- Internal Control-Integrated Framework
May 1, 2013 - Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
- Evaluating and Improving Internal Control in Organizations
June 28, 2012 - IFAC
- Evaluating and Improving Governance in Organizations
January 31, 2009 - IFAC
- Defining and Developing an Effective Code of Conduct for Organizations
May 31, 2007 - IFAC