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Independent Standard-Setting Boards
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.
The International Accounting Education Standards Board establishes standards, in the area of professional accounting education, that prescribe technical competence and professional skills, values, ethics, and attitudes.
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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Risk Management & Internal Control
Proper risk management and internal control help organizations understand the risks they are exposed to, put controls in place to counter threats, and effectively pursue their objectives. They are therefore an important aspect of an organization’s governance, management, and operations. Professional accountants can and should play a leading role in helping their organizations achieve an integrated, organization-wide approach to risk management and internal control—which ultimately helps create, enhance, and protect stakeholder value. Read More
For the third year in a row, we will be presenting on risk management and internal control at IMA's annual conference, this year in Los Angeles on June 20-24. Read More
Разнообразие ресурсов для борьбы с мошенничеством в сфере финансовой отчетности
by Автор — Синди Форнелли (Cindy Fornelli), исполнительный директор Центра качества аудита | April 21, 2015 |
Мошенничество в сфере финансовой отчетности встречается относительно редко, но остается серьезной проблемой. Исследование Комитета спонсорских организаций Комиссии Тредуэя (COSO) определило, что в среднем совокупный убыток от такого рода мошеннических действий составляет порядка 12 миллионов долларов США. Read More
What Is Driving the Future of Risk Management? Your Opinion Counts
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | February 12, 2015 |
RIMS, the risk management society, is asking professional accountants to respond to a survey on risk management trends. Read More
COSO is updating its Enterprise Risk Management Integrated Framework from 2004; IFAC is participating in the update and would love to hear your ideas and suggestions. Read More
Cyber security is as much a technical issue as a behavioral issue. People and their motivations are behind every threat but people also make or break the lines of defense. Read More
- AICPA to Help Position CPAs in Fight against Cyber Crime
July 8, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Cybersecurity Startups Set for Surge
June 8, 2016 - Forbes
- Sharpening the Board’s Role in Cyber-Risk Oversight
June 6, 2016 - Risk & Compliance Journal
- G-7 Nations Race to Bolster Security against Cyberattacks in Finance
May 23, 2016 - Wall Street Journal
- Internal Control-Integrated Framework
May 1, 2013 - Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)
- Evaluating and Improving Internal Control in Organizations
June 28, 2012 - IFAC
- Evaluating and Improving Governance in Organizations
January 31, 2009 - IFAC
- Defining and Developing an Effective Code of Conduct for Organizations
May 31, 2007 - IFAC