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Independent Standard-Setting Boards
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession.
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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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Financial Literacy Essential to Waging War on Fraud
February 4, 2016 - CPA Canada
CPA Canada’s Cairine Wilson discusses the importance of having the knowledge and confidence to protect yourself against fraud.
CPA Canada Study on Canadian SME Information Security Practices
November 30, 2015 - CPA Canada
Get rich new insights into how Canadian businesses like yours manage IT risk, implement security and adopt new technologies.
Cyber-Security Opportunities for Small Accounting Firms in Canada
November 30, 2015 - CPA Canada
A study commissioned by CPA Canada found that small accounting firms, in particular, showed a surprising lack of adoption of some basic IT security practices, and had limited knowledge of proper protection. This guide aims to help Canadian small accounting firms enhance their cyber security.
Securing Your Business against Privacy Issues and Security Breaches
September 3, 2015 - CPA Canada
This toolkit is intended to help busy professionals address the privacy and data security issues within their organizations with practical information and good practices.
A new publication from Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) tackle the challenges associated with collecting and appropriately securing customer information.
A Framework For Board Oversight of Enterprise Risk
April 14, 2012 - CPA Canada
Assist boards of directors in fulfilling their responsibility for the oversight of risk.
Explores ways to use the risk management process to exploit opportunities, drive organizational innovation, and generate short- and long-term profits.
- Deloitte CFO Insights: Facing (and Embracing) Strategic Risks
February 3, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Role of Internal Auditor in Internal Control System of Companies
January 27, 2016 - Financial Express
- COSO-guided Cybersecurity: Risk Assessment
January 27, 2016 - Wall Street Journal Risk & Compliance Journal
- Forensic Data Analytics and the Human Factor
January 25, 2016 - The Accountant
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