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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
This report endeavours to measure, and to describe, transnational corruption based on data from the 427 foreign bribery cases that have been concluded since the entry into force of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in 1999.
COSO launched an online survey for its current project to review and update the 2004 Enterprise Risk Management – Integrated Framework. The survey seeks input and feedback from interested parties and is designed to capture views and insights regarding the current Framework and to collect suggestions for improvements.
The report identifies three central themes that are critical to fraud deterrence and detection—strong “tone at the top,” skepticism, and robust communications—and explains how financial supply chain participants can incorporate these important traits into their efforts and their organizations.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- US Survey: 60% of Boards Want Increased Risk Management Oversight by Senior Management Teams
September 15, 2015 - American Institute of CPAs
- 5 Ways Not-for-Profits Can Detect and Prevent Fraud
September 15, 2015 - AICPA Insights
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