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Auditing in the Era of Integrated Thinking
by Dr. Sean Stein Smith DBA, CMA, CPA, CGMA, CFE, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers University | February 23, 2017
As the business landscape continues to change and evolve at an increasingly rapid rate, integrated reporting is quietly but surely picking up steam, and auditors need to be ready to embrace this new framework.
5 Steps to Being an Anticipatory Accountant
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | February 22, 2017
New podcast with Tom Hood, Chief Executive of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, highlights five key steps for accounting practices to be future ready.
Transforming IFAC PAIB Meetings for Strategic Impact
by Rachel Sinha , Consultant, Global Accountancy Profession Support and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | February 21, 2017
During 2016, the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee completely changed its meeting structure, with both a positive reception from participants and increased impact overall.
Fraud Investigations and the SEC: What to Do, What to Know
by Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) | February 14, 2017
Awareness and activity in the fight against financial reporting fraud are as strong as ever, thanks in part to proactive efforts like the Anti-Fraud Collaboration. But let's face it—fraud happens, and, sadly, given human nature it always will.
Future of Accounting Profession: Three Major Changes and Implications for Teaching and Research
by Muhammad Azizul Islam, PhD (RMIT), CPA (Australia), CA (CA ANZ) Associate Professor & Team Leader of Accounting for Social and Environmental Sustainability Research Group, School of Accountancy, QUT, Brisbane, Australia | February 10, 2017
The accounting profession will face significant changes in the next three decades, and professional organizations, their members, and educational institutions should respond.
The What, Why, and How of Cloud Computing for SMPs
by Paul Gisby, Manager Accountancy & Tax, Accountancy Europe | February 8, 2017
Cloud computing offers many benefits for SMPs; Accountancy Europe advises on what practitioners should consider when moving to the cloud.