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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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Discusses the revised version of the Internal Control-Integrated Framework as issued in 2013 by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.
During the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan's CFO Conference 2013, CFO: Meeting Future Challenges, IFAC senior technical manager, Vincent Tophoff, gave a presentation on strategic risk management in the face of uncertainty and unexpected risks. In his presentation, Mr. Tophoff discussed current trends and thinking in risk management and best practices.
Evaluating and Improving Internal Control in Organizations
June 28, 2012 - IFAC
Highlights areas where the practical application of existing internal control standards and frameworks often fails in many organizations. The guidance assists professional accountants in business as they work with their organizations to continuously evaluate and improve internal control, and ensure that it is an integrated part of the organization's systems of governance and risk management.
Provides an analysis of survey results from over 600 responses from around the globe and summarizes respondents' recommendations for the next steps in this area.
Features 25 prominent business leaders provide their recommendations on what should be done to effectively improve governance (including risk management and internal control), the financial reporting process, audit, and the usefulness of business reports in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. The report provides a summary of interviewees' recommendations in each area and highlights some of IFAC's related initiatives.
Consolidates the important aspects of embedding sustainability into the DNA of an organization and can be applied to entities of all sizes and complexities. The Framework focuses on the integration of sustainability factors from three perspectives--business strategy, operational, and reporting--and highlights the important roles that professional accountants play in facilitating the sustainable development of their organizations.
Evaluating and Improving Governance in Organizations
January 31, 2009 - IFAC
Includes a framework-consisting of a series of fundamental principles, supporting guidance, and references-for how professional accountants can contribute to evaluating and improving governance in organizations.
December 16, 2014 - Compliance Week
December 9, 2014 - In the Black
November 21, 2014 - Reuters
November 18, 2014 - Accounting Today
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