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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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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.
A high-level overview to assist boards of directors to better understand social media, its influence, and the various ways in which it plays into the board’s mandate.
Highlights the environmental and social issues directors need to consider, providing an understanding of the potential business implications of these issues and offers questions that directors might ask in discharging their oversight responsibilities.
Helps members of not-for-profit boards of directors understand their responsibility for the oversight of risk.
- 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
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