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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
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Eric Feldman, CFE, Managing Director of Corporate Ethics and Compliance Programs at Affiliated Monitors, discusses the distinct relationship between a strong ethics/compliance program and a company's bottom line.
Following basic security steps can improve a business's chances of avoiding an online attack by as much as 80%. Ten steps are provided in this article.
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- US: “Pervasive” Pressure Challenges Internal Audit’s Objectivity
March 18, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
- New Internal Control Standards Deadline Passes Unmarked, for Some
March 3, 2015 - Wall Street Journal CFO Journal
- Nearly One in Three a Financial Fraud Victim: CPA Canada Survey
February 27, 2015 - CPA Canada
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