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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.
Inspire, Implement, Assure—How Internal Auditors Can Leverage the International Framework Good Governance in the Public Sector
by Jim Pelletier, Managing Director, Institute of Internal Auditor’s American Center for Government Auditing and Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 11, 2016
Public sector internal auditors can enhance their organizational governance by leveraging the guidance within the International Framework Good Governance in the Public Sector .
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Should Professional Accountants Care about Culture? Yes!A healthy culture is a prerequisite for effective corporate governance and risk management, and a new study from the ACCA backs this up.
by Pauline Schu, Policy and Research Officer, ACCA | March 17, 2016
A Vision for Integrated Thinking and the Role of Finance ProfessionalsIntegrated reporting continues to gain global momentum and help change the way businesses think about creating value over time—but it is integrated thinking that will ultimately change corporate behavior and lead to more resilient organizations...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | February 1, 2016
The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | December 29, 2015
Corporate Governance and Transparency—The Chicken or the Egg of Sustainable Development?The historic agreement between the 193 UN member states on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is only part of the beginning; businesses play a crucial role in achieving many of the SDGs, and are falling short. Now is a time for focus on the...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | November 30, 2015
Focusing on the Matters That MatterNew guidance from IFAC and the IIRC, Materiality in Integrated Reporting, provides guidance on applying materiality in integrated reporting and supports implementation of the IIRC’s International Integrated Reporting Framework.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | November 16, 2015
News and Resources
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Principles of Corporate Governance
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - January 27, 2004
Board of Directors: Are You Ready for the Enhanced Auditors’ Report?
Malaysian Institute of Accountants - March 2, 2017
UK FRC to Launch a Review of the UK Corporate Governance Code
The Accountant - February 20, 2017
Enabling Guardians of Public Sector Governance: Lessons from INCOSAI XXII
Public Finance International - January 24, 2017
NBA: Program Sharing Knowledge
Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants - January 24, 2017
ACCA’s Culture-Governance Tool
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - January 18, 2017
Corporate Governance for a Changing World
CASS Business School - January 18, 2017
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