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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.
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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
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Report captures key points and takeaways from a series of 2014 roundtable meetings of internal auditors, external auditors, and audit committee chairs.
Offers direct access to: -An array of guidance and publications on risk, -Tools and other resources on risk and risk management, and -Information on the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA
“There is no doubt in my mind that we will get to a safer and more secure digital world.” So said Jeff Spivey, president, Security Risk Management, in his presentation at The IIA’s 2014 All Star Conference. How that will happen is up for grabs, but Spivey offers some insight on what it will take to get there.
Update your crisis management plan with guidance assistance from The IIA.
Audit Committees may not be adept at defining what they need from you. If you figure out what inquiries and pressures they’re dealing with, you’ll transcend “strictly financial reporting” and be on your way to becoming a significant source of relevant information.
The Institute of Internal Auditors has released a new practice guide that shows how internal audit can provide significant assistance in business continuity management.
This article discusses how executives, board members, and internal auditors can help the IT department better protect the organization’s valuable intellectual property from cyberattack.
- Small Firms Slower to Adopt New Internal-Control Guidelines
June 17, 2015 - Wall Street Journal CFO Journal
- Cost of Cyber Security Breaches More than Doubles
June 4, 2015 - Economia
- Improve Your Data Security and Keep the Hackers Out
June 1, 2015 - In the Black
- New Report from IFAC Tackles Risk Management
May 19, 2015 - Accounting Web
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