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- Accountability. Now.
- Adoption of International Standards
- 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
This toolkit will help you to better assess your organization's security risks, develop a security policy, educate employees about privacy and comply with Canadian privacy legislation.
This video discusses why accountants should pay more attention to cybersecurity and how to get clients and other members of the firm involved in protecting their business.
This list tools used by management accountants and outline how they can benefit the majority of organizations, regardless of size or sector.
This report examines the growing threat to businesses and the problems lawmakers have because of the pace of technological evolution.
New generation of tools for assessing companies' "cyber hygiene" may lower the risk of data breaches.
Financial Literacy Essential to Waging War on Fraud
February 4, 2016 - CPA Canada
CPA Canada’s Cairine Wilson discusses the importance of having the knowledge and confidence to protect yourself against fraud.
Interview with Vincent Tophoff on the topic of transforming risk management from being bolt-on to built-in.
- Call for Clarity on Use of Aid Cash in Public-Private Development Schemes
November 18, 2016 - Public Finance International
- Blockchain Technology: Everything You Need to Know
November 11, 2016 - In the Black
- New Path for CPAs in Cyber Risk Management
November 11, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
- IRS Warns of ‘Security Awareness’ Scam
November 7, 2016 - Accounting Today
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