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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.
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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. See the full overview.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 12, 2016
The COSO Exposure Draft on enterprise risk management does not yet live up to its intentions—but could with some changes.
There are 29 articles
Revision ISO 31000 Risk Management StandardIt has been five years since the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the first version of its 31000:2009—Risk Management standard and the time has now come for a revision. Based on the experiences so far, ISO’s Core...
by Dr. Bruno Bruehwiler, ISO Core Risk Management Standards Working Group and Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | April 17, 2014
From Bolt-on to Built-in: Integrating Risk ManagementGood risk management and internal control is good management—not compliance. With the increased volatility in the modern business environment and the financial and economic crises, the effective application of risk management and internal...
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | January 31, 2014
IFAC Facilitates Global Alignment of Risk Management and Internal Control GuidelinesAn important driver of business performance, as well as one of the best defenses against business failure, is having effective risk management and internal control. Successful organizations know how to take advantage of opportunities and counter...
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | November 8, 2013
Revised COSO Framework: Improved but Additional Adjustments Still NeededOn May 14, 2013, the COSO issued the revised version of its Internal Control-Integrated Framework to help improve implementation of internal control but further adjustments are warranted to align internal control across the globe and to help...
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | November 4, 2013
News and Resources
There are 600 news/resources
Cleaning Up the Mess under the Bed: Why Intercompany Accounting Is Increasing Corporate Risk
Deloitte - September 26, 2016
Accounting Group Steps Up Cyber “Impersonation” Focus
Wall Street Journal - September 26, 2016
AICPA Sets Out Criteria for Cybersecurity Risk Management
Accounting Web - September 23, 2016
New Path Proposed for CPAs in Cyber Risk Management
Journal of Accountancy - September 21, 2016
Innovation and ERM: Partners in Managing Waves of Disruption
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants - September 19, 2016
AICPA Proposes Criteria for Cybersecurity Risk Management
Businesswire - September 19, 2016
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