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High-quality business reporting is at the heart of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies. It allows organizations to present a cohesive explanation of their business and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, creditors, and regulators, while also promoting better internal decision making. Professional accountants are integral to all phases of organizational reporting. See the full overview.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | June 6, 2017
IFAC recently issued a policy position on integrated reporting highlighting the need for a single report providing a fuller picture of an organization’s ability to create value over time, and greater interconnectedness between different reports.
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Could Disclosing Climate-related Financial Information Become the New Normal?Climate change disclosures in corporate reports are common but the link to financial implications, both current and of the future, is still often missing in reporting.
by Laura Leka , Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC | October 17, 2017
The Case for SMEs to Consider Integrated Thinking and ReportingThe benefits and opportunities for SMEs to consider both integrated thinking and integrated reporting, including better understanding, management and communication.
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | October 17, 2017
How Does PEFA Stimulate Better Public Financial Management?The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability program has become the global standard for PFM performance assessment and a template for developing diagnostic tools.
by Lewis Hawke, Head of PEFA Secretariat | October 10, 2017
The Budget Transparency Toolkit: The 5 Key Entry Points to Budget TransparencyThe OECD’s new Budget Transparency Toolkit serves as a guide to navigating the various standards on budget transparency, and as an aid to orientation and action within this busy landscape.
by Ronnie Downes, Deputy Head, Budgeting & Public Expenditures, OECD | September 26, 2017
These Six Building Blocks Are Critical for Better Public Financial ManagementA wider strategic framework is necessary in managing the practical aspects of how governments can change from cash to accrual accounting.
by Sumita Shah, Regulatory Policy Manager, Public Sector, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales | September 25, 2017
News and Resources
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Principles for Effective Business Reporting Processes
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Global SAI Stocktaking Report 2017
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Creating Value: Benefits to Investors
IIRC - December 5, 2017
Directors' Guide for Financial Reporting
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand - December 4, 2017
Upcoming Event: Corporate Reporting: Is It Heading in the Right Direction?
ICAEW - November 20, 2017
Viewpoints: Determining Technical Feasibility and Commercial Viability (Mining Sector)
CPA Canada - November 20, 2017
What Investors Ask about IFRS 17
IFRS Foundation - November 20, 2017
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