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The recent financial and economic crises exposed many corporate governance weaknesses—but, at the same time, they created momentum for change. Effective governance encourages better organizational decision making, accountability, and robust scrutiny of organizational performance. Accountants are in an excellent position to ensure that governance is integrated into the very DNA of their organizations, which has been identified as critical to its effectiveness. See the full overview.
by Normita “Noemi” A. Lansang-Villaruz, Founder & Managing Partner, Villaruz, Villaruz & Co. | October 25, 2018
In 2006, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia collaborated with the PRC through the Board of Accountancy BOA together with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants—the Accredited Professional Organization for CPAs—and began its...
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Don’t Get Stuck in the Past—How Changing PAO Governance Helped Put Kosovo on the Global Accountancy MapIFAC recently spoke with Ardiana Bunjaku, Executive Director at the Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo about the importance of establishing a good governance structure within her growing institute.
by Ardiana Bunjaku, Executive Director, Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo | August 16, 2018
Empowering Management in an Evolving EnvironmentCayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA ) Chief Executive reflects on the importance of adapting governance arrangements to drive performance.
by Sheree Ebanks, Chief Executive Officer, Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants | June 20, 2018
Driving Future Performance: From Outdated Legislation to Bright OpportunitiesA conversation with Darnell Osborne, Former President of Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA).
by Darnell Osborne, Past President, BICA & Executive Chairman of Bahamas Power & Light Ltd. | June 19, 2018
How Strong Public Financial Management in Nigeria Will Support Sustainable GrowthAs African economies continue to strengthen, it is important that arrangements for good governance and strong public financial management are in place.
by Gillian Fawcett, Head of International, CIPFA | June 14, 2018
Tackling Big Corporate Governance Changes to Drive Organizational Performance in a Small PAOICAB reflects on the importance of adapting governance arrangements to drive performance.
by Lisa Padmore, Immediate Past President of ICAB and Member of IFAC’s PAO Development Committee | May 31, 2018
News and Resources
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United, Connected and Aligned: How the Distinct Roles of Internal Audit and the Finance Function Drive Good Governance
IFAC - September 20, 2018
International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector, Executive Summary
IFAC, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy - July 2, 2014
Maturity Model Guidance Series: Governance
Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants - July 8, 2019
Good Governance–A Necessity for PAO’s Growth and Sustainability
Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants - April 9, 2019
Transforming Analytics through Data Governance
Strategic Finance - January 7, 2019
IIA Launches Global Review of ‘Three Lines of Defense’
Institute of Internal Auditors - December 12, 2018
Will The IIA Redraw the Lines of Defense?
Internal Auditor - December 12, 2018
EPIC: Embankment Project for Inclusive Capitalism
Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism - November 19, 2018
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