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IFAC Issues Policy Position Paper on Enhancing Organizational Reporting

Oct 11, 2013 | New York, New York | English

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession, today issued Policy Position Paper 8, Enhancing Organizational Reporting, to emphasize the importance and usefulness of reporting broad-based information beyond that which is provided in traditional financial reporting.

Enhanced organizational reporting provides a more complete view of an organization’s position, performance, and longer term potential and sustainability, and is in the public interest. It provides important information for both internal and external stakeholders to support managing and directing operations, decision making, promoting transparency, and the discharge of accountability.

“Given the high volume of responses to the recently-issued Framework from the International Integrating Reporting Council, we feel this is an important and timely topic,” said Fayez Choudhury, IFAC CEO. “We recognize that there are many organizational reporting frameworks and regulations available and being developed, and it is important to examine the relationships between these frameworks and promote global consistency and convergence.”

The accountancy profession has a history of involvement in developing and improving reporting processes and controls, and identifying and reporting key financial and other information. IFAC believes that the accountancy profession has a key role to play in enhancing organizational reporting.

About IFAC
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of 173 members and associates in 129 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.

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