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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
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What CFOs Should Know about Foreign Exchange Risks
May 21, 2015 - CFO.com
Understanding foreign exchange risk in the context of enterprise risk management enables finance chiefs to avoid overhedging their forex risks.
Cyber risk experts have begun to work on the assumption that it's impossible to keep networks perfectly free from attack.
How Risk Management Can Spawn Competitive Advantage
March 9, 2015 - CFO.com
CFOs should have the notion of competitive advantage on their minds when they consider the values and goals of their companies’ enterprise risk management (ERM) programs.
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June 8, 2016 - Forbes
- Sharpening the Board’s Role in Cyber-Risk Oversight
June 6, 2016 - Risk & Compliance Journal
- G-7 Nations Race to Bolster Security against Cyberattacks in Finance
May 23, 2016 - Wall Street Journal
- Good Internal Control Can Help Reduce Audit Fees
May 5, 2016 - FEI Daily
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