• Understanding the Accountant’s Role in Corporate Governance

    November 29, 2016 Published: IFAC by Marc Palker Accountants are the gatekeepers of governance and financial reporting, says Marc Palker, Principal at MPP Associates and IMA Chair, Global Board of Directors. By more effectively communicating corporate governance structures from the top down, organizations can facilitate more accurate and ethical information. http://www.ifac.org/global-knowledge-gateway/governance/discussion/understanding-accountant-s-role-corporate-governance  

  • Women in Leadership Roles

    March 6, 2018 Published: IFAC by Kimberly Ellison, Former Chair, AICPA Women are effective leaders—in part because they are multi-taskers, says Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Former Chair, AICPA, and Global Accounting Strategy Director, Oracle. Women are often able to get multiple things done while managing stress very well. Women in leadership roles frequently excel at listening and

  • Flexibility & A Transparent Corporate Culture Will Help Attract Top Talent

    February 23, 2018 Published: IFAC by Lisa Simpson, Associate Director, Firm Services, AICPA Attracting and retaining talent requires a transparent corporate culture, work structure flexibility, and leadership engagement, according to Lisa Simpson, Associate Director of Firm Services at the American Institute of CPAs. Today’s top talent want a culture where they feel engaged and heard,

  • Quality Assurance for Audit – Good Practice Guide

    August 4, 2017 Published: CAPA (Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountant) This ‘Quality Assurance (QA) for Audit Good Practice Guide (GPG)’ was prepared by ICAEW as part of the Project TA-8740: Strengthening Financial Management in Asia and the Pacific (48191-001), a regional technical assistance program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This GPG provides the “why”, “what”

  • How Can the New ERM Framework Help You?

    February 12, 2018 Published: IFAC Patrick Stroh, Institute of Management Accountants Global Board Member and President, Business Strategy Innovation at Mercuiry Business Advisors, shares insights on the recently updated COSO Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework. He highlights how the guidance moves from mitigation and controls to value creation, growth, innovation, and strategy. The updated framework focuses

  • Building Your Firm’s Accounting Advisory Services

    January 29, 2018 Published: IFAC By: Samantha Mansfield, Director of Professional Development & Community, CPA.com There are two major costs when taking client accounting advisory services into account: technology and people, according to Samantha Mansfield, Director of Professional Development & Community at CPA.com. For technology expenses, firms need to plan for experimentation time, to try

  • What Top Skills Do Professional Accountants Need for the Future?

    January 14, 2018 Published: IFAC By: Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs How can professional accountants use their skills to anticipate the future? Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs, talks about the top skills accountants need in this age of artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine

  • Lease simplification efforts

    26 January, 2018 Published: FASB Responding to stakeholder concerns about the new leasing standard, the FASB took steps to reduce unnecessary complexity, cost, and uncertainty without impacting the ultimate information provided to investors. http://www.fasb.org/fasboutlook  

  • CES 2018 Was a Catalyst of Innovation

    January 19,2018 Fuente: ces.tech Consumer Electronics Show Las Vegas, January 9-12 / 2018 CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to

  • CPAs Helping to Fight Against Cyberattacks

    January 12, 2018 – Fuente: AICPA Learn how CPAs can help businesses fight cyberattacks. Whether an organization is designing a new cybersecurity program or needs an assurance report on one already in place – CPAs skilled in information management and technology are ready to serve.