by Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) | February 14, 2017
Awareness and activity in the fight against financial reporting fraud are as strong as ever, thanks in part to proactive efforts like the Anti-Fraud Collaboration. But let's face it—fraud happens, and, sadly, given human nature it always will.
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Bringing the Research Community Together with Practicing Accountants
by Donna Street, Professor, Mahrt Chair in Accounting, University of Dayton | January 26, 2017
Research programs provide objective evidence on which to base standard-setting by enhancing reliability and persuasiveness.
Moving toward Transparency, Consistency, and Thoroughness
by Hon. David M. Walker, Former US Comptroller General, Senior Strategic Advisor, PwC | January 17, 2017
All government entities should move beyond cash-based accounting to accrual-based accounting in order to facilitate greater transparency, consistency, and thoroughness in financial reporting.
Improving Diversity and Inclusion
by Joy Thomas, President & CEO, CPA Canada | January 17, 2017
Organizations that embrace diversity and inclusion outperform those that don’t; as Joy Thomas, President and CEO of CPA Canada and an IFAC Board Member, puts it, “Not only is [diversity and inclusion] the right thing to do but it is a business...
IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway Team Coverage: Digital CPA 2016
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | January 4, 2017
The “Anticipatory Accountant,” and demonstrating personal accountability in leadership were among the key themes discussed at Digital CPA in Las Vegas in December, and in this summary montage of speakers and interviews.
Attracting New Talent to the Accountancy Profession
by Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CAE, IMA President and CEO | January 4, 2017
Professional accountants must communicate the excitement, challenges, and rewards of our profession in order to attract new talent, according to Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Chief Executive, Jeff Thomson. Accountancy is