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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 Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
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. Read More
This study shows that businesses are hesitant about adopting integrated reporting <IR> with the majority taking a ‘wait and see’ approach.
An assessment of the current status of sustainability reporting based on the insights and experiences of participants at the GRI Global Conference on Sustainability and Reporting in 2013.
IFRS Foundation Publishes More Free Teaching Material
January 16, 2014 - IFRS Foundation
Free-to-download teaching material designed to assist those teaching IFRS to progressively develop their students’ ability to make the estimates and judgements that are necessary to apply IFRS.
XBRL International is a not-for-profit consortium of over 600 companies and agencies worldwide working together to build the XBRL language and promote and support its adoption. The consortium members meet regularly at international conferences, conduct committee work regularly via conference calls, and communicate via email and phone calls throughout the week. This collaborative effort began in 1998 and has produced a variety of specifications and taxonomies to support the goal of providing a standard, XML-based language for digitizing business reports in accordance with the rules of accounting in each country or with other reporting regimes such as banking regulation or performance benchmarking.
Factsheet that both reiterattes significant requirements and highlights any significant changes between the June 2013 European Union Accounting Directive, and the 4th and 7th Directives.
The Concise Strategic Report Paradox: Longer but More Insightful
January 1, 2014 - Black Sun
Highlights how the first companies in the FTSE 350 have adapted to new UK regulations on narrative reporting, directors’ pay, and corporate governance; indicates the main trends in reporting found as a result.
PwC has selected some real life examples of good practices in reporting. They meet the key criteria identified in its ntegrated reporting framework and they are valued by investors and other stakeholders.
- Nigeria: Federal Government Eyes IPSAS to Strengthen Accounting System
July 22, 2015 - This Day Live
- Fayez Choudhury on Accountability. Now.
July 21, 2015 - Public Finance International
- A Perfect Time for the Governor to Fix California’s Accounting
July 17, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle
- How Good Accounting Can Save the World–Including Greece
July 17, 2015 - In the Black
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