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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 uses the COSO Framework to provide guidance for audit committees to achieve effective internal control over financial reporting.
PwC’s annual survey results suggest that external drivers of change are influencing how internal audit should evolve to maintain its relevance.
Report captures key points and takeaways from a series of 2014 roundtable meetings of internal auditors, external auditors, and audit committee chairs.
Attractive investment and growth opportunities are often found in countries with high levels of risk. As such, companies need to make sufficient preparations.
How Risk Management Can Spawn Competitive Advantage
March 9, 2015 - CFO.com
CFOs should have the notion of competitive advantage on their minds when they consider the values and goals of their companies’ enterprise risk management (ERM) programs.
Presentation on risk managenet from IFAC Senior Technical Manager Vincent Tophoff at the IIA 2015 General Audit Management Conference.
Although breaches at large companies such as Home Depot and Target make the headlines, small organizations also are at risk of cyberattacks because fraudsters may believe their controls are not as strong. Here’s how companies with limited IT resources can protect their valuable data.
- Materiality Matters: Why Don't Companies Have to Disclose Sustainability Risk?
April 28, 2015 - Green Biz
- US: “Pervasive” Pressure Challenges Internal Audit’s Objectivity
March 18, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
- New Internal Control Standards Deadline Passes Unmarked, for Some
March 3, 2015 - Wall Street Journal CFO Journal
- Nearly One in Three a Financial Fraud Victim: CPA Canada Survey
February 27, 2015 - CPA Canada
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