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Audit Committee best practices

There are certain audit committee chairpersons and audit committees who demonstrate good practices to improve governance and ensure the integrity of financial reporting. These can be put down as easy habits that could be implemented by all members of audit … Continue reading

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Audit Committees, Boards and IFRS 9 towards better governance

. Boards delegate their responsibility towards ensuring integrity of financial reporting to audit committees in listed companies and others use their CFO for the oversight of financial reporting. Legal and regulatory compliance is noted as a significant challenge for audit … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines Day ‘The smile on your face’

My Valentine’s Day satirical song writing continues this year as well to poke fun at those auditors supporting management to manipulate accounts for the survival of both parties. Satirical essays are often aimed at political candidates, office behavior or situations … Continue reading

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Tax avoidance is no longer about legality, it is about Governance.

Nine out of 10 people believe tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong, even if technically legal, according to a survey that appears to reflect growing unease in UK’s unwillingness to tackle the issue, reported theguardian.com, recently. The Guardian … Continue reading

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Broad-base SOE ownership for long term benefit thru good governance

In November 2014, Michael Dell wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “Privatization has unleashed the passion of our team members who have the freedom to focus first on innovating for customers in a way that was not always possible when … Continue reading

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Governance down a slippery slope

The slippery slope here is how to differentiate between sexual harassment and voluntary and consensual actions of two people that went sour. On the back of many revelations in Hollywood inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment has taken front page news, … Continue reading

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Accountants’ dilemma- Confidentiality vs Disclosure of Non compliance

  Accountants to become whistle blowers or lead the anti corruption fight in organizations require certain prerequisites. Like in the mafia type movies, Accountants will become the snitch that a mafia goes after and eliminates to keep their secret, if … Continue reading

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