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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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The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board develops standards, guidance, and resources for use by public sector entities around the world for preparation of general purpose financial statements.
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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 Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | May 11, 2017
New ACCA research outlines integrated reporting insights, including the challenges and best practice responses based on over 40 corporate reports and interviews with leading integrated reporters.
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It’s Not Really about Bitcoin, It’s about ChangeThe accountancy profession plays an important role in promoting the growth of economies and the efficient operation of markets. In these times of rapid technological change, we should also be key players in the financial innovation taking place...
by Fayez Choudhury, Chief Executive Officer, IFAC | June 10, 2014
When Does the Climate Risk Tsunami Arrive?Shell and ExxonMobil recently released reports for shareholders on climate change and carbon asset risk—they show the potential influence of concerted shareholder activism and indicate sophisticated management accounting practices underlying...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | May 28, 2014
Five Ways CFOs Can Support Better Management of Natural CapitalNatural capital—forests, air, rivers, minerals, oceans, land—is the bedrock of life and underpins all other forms of capital, including financial. Society, economies, and businesses rely upon this natural capital for survival. But do businesses’...
by Sandra Rapacioli, Head of Sustainability Research and Policy, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | May 20, 2014
It's Time for Sovereign Governments to Practice What They PreachPolitical leaders and regulatory agencies in various countries and supra-national entities spend a lot of time focusing on the need for quality financial reporting by public companies.
by Hon. David M. Walker, Former US Comptroller General | May 20, 2014
The Significant Regulatory Developments that Will Shape the Accountancy Profession and Global Economy in the Near FutureWe are more than halfway through year seven of the financial crisis. The massive G-20 effort, along with the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and global standard setters such as the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), to...
by David Wright, Secretary General, IOSCO | May 6, 2014
News and Resources
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The IFRS Foundation Has Announced the Publication of New Romanian and Russian Translations
IAS Plus - September 7, 2016
How Accountants Can Save World Business
Accounting Web - September 5, 2016
IIRC Appoints Richard Howitt as New Chief Executive
IIRC - September 5, 2016
Restructuring of the SMEIG and Future Work
IFRS Foundation - September 2, 2016
Special Feature: Public Sector
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants - September 1, 2016
ACCA Calls for New ‘Future Looking’ Integrated Reporting Culture as Joint Reports Launched with IIRC and IAAER
Global Accountant - September 1, 2016
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