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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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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 | July 18, 2016
The launch of the Natural Capital Protocol should spark professional accountants to help businesses respond to natural capital impacts and dependencies—the sustainability of organizations, economies, and societies depends on it.
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Research Insights—Accrual-Based Earnings Management in State-Owned Companies: Implications for Transnational Accounting RegulationRecent research aims to determine whether a positive correlation exists between state ownership and earnings management by investigating whether state-owned enterprises actively manage their earnings more than privately owned enterprises.
by Dr. Francesco Capalbo, CPA, Associate Professor of Accounting, Second University of Naples, Italy | July 15, 2015
Applying a “Critical Lens” to Integrated Reporting’s End GameJeff Thomson, President and CEO of the Institute of Management Accountants, discusses the IMA’s views on how internal and external application of integrated reporting, and integrated thinking , are needed.
by Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CAE, IMA President and CEO | July 13, 2015
What Have We Learned from the EU Experience of IFRS Reporting?In July 2002, regulations were adopted requiring all European Union (EU) companies with securities traded on a regulated market to prepare their consolidated financial statements in accordance with International
by Michael Izza, FCA, Chief Executive, ICAEW | June 30, 2015
The Value and Importance of Integrated ReportingMarc Bihain, Secretary General of the Institute of Registered Auditors, discusses the growing importance of integrated reporting and recent European legislation designed to support it in the first installment of the Gateway video series, On the...
by Marc Bihain, Secretary General, Institute of Registered Auditors | June 29, 2015
News and Resources
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IRS Hopes to Collect Billions in Taxes from Nonfilers
Accounting Today - October 27, 2016
IRS Issues 2017 Inflation Adjustments for Many Tax Provisions
Journal of Accountancy - October 26, 2016
FASB Simplifies Income Tax Accounting for Asset Transfers
Compliance Week - October 26, 2016
Non-GAAP Measures: Academic Literature Review
CPA Canada - October 26, 2016
Transparency and Confidence in the Public Sector: Advances in Supreme Audit Institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean (2002-2012)
Inter-American Development Bank - October 25, 2016
GRI Releases Publication to Help Companies with Integrated Reporting
The Accountant - October 24, 2016
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