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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
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.
Defines the risk committee concept and highlights the value of these committees, as well as regulations and potential challenges.
The essence of profiling is that you need to know who you are dealing with – in other words, who your customers really are. Not only do you need to verify your customer’s identity, more importantly, you need to identify who ultimately “controls” your customer.
Computer hacking is often seen as a threat from outside a company, but large internal security lapses by current and former employees also loom. Threats abound, such as advisers with easy access to client data, employees' home computers that are linked to the company's systems, access by IT staffers to corporate systems and Wi-Fi that exposes a business to threats.
Get Your AAAs in Gear Staying Ahead of Targeted Cyber Attacks
February 3, 2015 - Accountancy Ireland
The CFO's role in the battle against cyber-crime
Read more on how to apply the 17 COSO 2013 Framework fundamental principles.
Policies, controls, and culture must all work together to withstand the inevitable pressures when they arise.
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Everything the Finance Exec Needs to Know about Cyber Security
October 8, 2015 - CFO.com
- Homeland Security Websites Vulnerable to Cyber Attack: Audit
September 18, 2015 - Reuters
- ICAI Issues Guidance Note for Internal Financial Controls
September 16, 2015 - Economic Times
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