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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
A company’s financials, reputational risk remains the top non-financial concern for corporate directors. Another risk rooted in technology – cybersecurity and information technology risk – is rising quickly among directors’ concerns, according to the fifth annual Board of Directors Survey report by accounting, tax, and consulting firm EisnerAmper.
IIA Sees Need for Public Sector Audit Committees
July 21, 2014 - Accounting Today
The Institute of Internal Auditors wants more public sector entities to establish independent audit committees. The IIA has released a new report, “Global Public Sector Insight: Independent Audit Committees in Public Sector Organizations,” making the case for the need to establish such committees.
More vigilance and better defences can make cyberspace a lot safer
Use the five benchmarks set out for an effecive fraud risk management framework.
Here are five suggested actions companies should take to boost return on investment.
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.
Iran is up, America is down, North Korea isn't as bad as you think. But what do numbers rating the stability of a country really mean?
- New Report from IFAC Tackles Risk Management
May 19, 2015 - Accounting Web
- IFAC Offers Advice on Risk Management
May 11, 2015 - Accounting Today
- Materiality Matters: Why Don't Companies Have to Disclose Sustainability Risk?
April 28, 2015 - Green Biz
- US: “Pervasive” Pressure Challenges Internal Audit’s Objectivity
March 18, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
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