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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
The cost of cyber attacks to businesses and individuals globally is estimated to be around USD $133 billion, $1 billion in Australia and $625 million in New Zealand. Cyber security is an escalating risk and has become top priority for the boardroom agenda and CIO’s all over.
This update to the 2013 Audit Insights: Cyber Security report raises specific issues and concerns that auditors are aware of in the cyber-security enviornment.
IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers explains why old-school audit planning was not designed to deal with unexpected risks.
While more and more businesses are recognising the risk of cyber threats, they’re still not doing enough to address them, says ICAEW's latest Audit Insight report on Cyber Security.
Examines the pivotal role of the governing body and of senior management and others in developing effective strategic risk management in an institution.
Presents 10 commandments for an effective internal audit function.
Update your crisis management plan with guidance assistance from The IIA.
- Using Three Lines of Defense to Manage Internal Controls
July 9, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
- Small Firms Slower to Adopt New Internal-Control Guidelines
June 17, 2015 - Wall Street Journal CFO Journal
- Cost of Cyber Security Breaches More than Doubles
June 4, 2015 - Economia
- Improve Your Data Security and Keep the Hackers Out
June 1, 2015 - In the Black
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