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- Developing the Global Profession
- Global Representation and Advocacy
- Professional Accountants in Business
- Small and Medium Practices
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 Deloitte CFO Survey provides an insight into the thinking and financial attitudes of major UK based companies.
Nine tips to bolster thinking around data security.
Internal control helps an entity run its operations efficiently and effectively, report reliable information about its operations, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. This publication, also known as the "Green Book," sets the standards for an effective internal control system for federal agencies in the Unites States.
PwC have released their Global Economic Crime Survey. The firm surveyed 5,128 respondents from 99 countries and found those reporting economic crimes represented a 3% increase in 2011, when it conducted its previous survey.
The Institute of Internal Auditors has released a new practice guide that shows how internal audit can provide significant assistance in business continuity management.
A Risk Challenge Culture identifies nine areas critical to designing and implementing an environment that encourages, requires and rewards enquiries that challenge existing conditions.
This web page offers resources and information on digital security for small businesses.
- 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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