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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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Summarizes the findings of a survey on the current state of enterprise risk oversight among entities of all types and sizes and provides a resource for benchmarking an organization’s approach to risk oversight against current practices.
This international survey gauges the extent to which companies have established board level risk committees and the form of these committees
Argues that implementation of (risk management ) standards can have great value in the context of disaster risk reduction. Standards are important tools for resilience and crisis preparedness, and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of both regulators and economic operators. They facilitate the adoption of risk management methodologies and provide a common language and sound metrics, allowing for comparisons across different areas of regulation and across different geographical locations, and for measuring progress towards agreed goals
Analyses the corporate governance framework and practices relating to corporate risk management, in the private sector and in state-owned enterprises.
Attempts to explain more about risk culture in financial organizations, which features so prominently in discussion about financial regulation, at many industry events and on numerous blogs.
Explores the perceptions about the meanings of governance, risk, and control (GRC) and enterprise risk management (ERM) and internal audit’s involvement.
Looks at eight leading companies that have to deal with significant uncertainty and risk and have survived, maintaining both their reputation and balance sheet.
- Accounting Group Steps Up Cyber “Impersonation” Focus
September 26, 2016 - Wall Street Journal
- AICPA Sets Out Criteria for Cybersecurity Risk Management
September 23, 2016 - Accounting Web
- Deloitte CFO Insights: Seven Hidden Costs of a Cyberattack
August 25, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Security in the Accountancy Sector: How Dealing with Documents Correctly Can Help
August 17, 2016 - Accounting Web
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