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ISACA logo NEW ISACA ONLINE AND F2F EVENTS SEEK TO SERVE WOMEN IN SECURITY INDUSTRY BETTER
01 June 2015

Career opportunities in information security continue to grow, but there is a significant shortage of women in the field. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that just 25 percent of the US IT workforce is female. And, a recent Harvey Nash CIO Survey found that 71 percent of global respondents believe that women are under-represented in the IT department. To engage and empower women to aspire to leadership roles within security, global association ISACA is offering a free webinar in June and a special track for women at its inaugural CSX 2015 conference in October.


ISACA logo CYBERSECURITY GUIDANCE FOR SMES OUTLINE DIN NEW ISACA WHITE PAPERS
01 June 2015

To help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) prepare for and manage cybersecurity risk and threats, ISACA, a global association serving 140,000 information systems professionals, has published two new guides: Cybersecurity Guidance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Implementing Cybersecurity Guidance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. The publications work in tandem; first to establish a standard based on the COBIT 5 framework and then to provide hands-on cybersecurity guidance.


CPA Canada logo CPA CANADA CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
01 June 2015

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) recognized innovation, leadership and career achievement with its Awards of Excellence in Public Sector Financial Management at the end of May. The awards were presented at a special dinner in Ottawa where the Deputy Chief Financial Officers’ Council and Environment Canada were honoured with Innovation awards.


IASB CALLS FOR FEEDBACK ON PROPOSED ENHANCEMENTS TO THE CONCEPTUAL UNDERPINNING OF THE FINANCIAL REPORTING
01 June 2015

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published for public consultation proposals to improve The Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting. The Conceptual Framework underpins International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and helps the IASB to develop Standards that seek to bring transparency, accountability and efficiency to financial markets around the world.


IASB COMPLETES COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE IFRS FOR SMES
01 June 2015

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has issued limited amendments to the IFRS for SMEs following a comprehensive review. The Standard, which was specifically developed for small and medium-sized entities, has millions of companies using it worldwide.


PACE OF DIGITAL INNOVATION QUICKENS; LARGE COMPANIES STRUGGLE TO KEEP UP SAYS HARVEY NASH CIO SURVEY
01 June 2015

Digital innovation is dominating the agenda of technology leaders, but many companies are struggling to manage it, according to the Harvey Nash 2015 CIO Survey in association with KPMG. The pace of digital and the race to innovate has left many organisations lacking an enterprise-wide digital strategy and desperately seeking to acquire the right skills. Despite efforts to close the skills gap, this year skills concerns are running one third higher than in 2013. The demand for big data analytic skills has leapt to the number one most-needed skill, skyrocketing to almost six times higher than the next-most-scarce skill, change management.


TENTATIVE DECISIONS FROM FASB BOARD MEETING ON MAY 27, 2015
31 May 2015

The FASB Board met on May 27, 2015, and deliberated issues concerning (1) Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits: Presentation and Disclosure, and (2) Financial Instruments: Hedging. All of the reported decisions are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings.


PCAOB ISSUES STAFF CONSULTATION PAPER SEEKING COMMENT ON IMPROVING STANDARDS FOR THE AUDITOR’S USE OF THE WORK OF SPECIALISTS
31 May 2015

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has issued for public comment a staff consultation paper that seeks input on potential changes to standards for the auditor's use of the work of specialists, specifically the objectivity and oversight of specialists and the use of their work in audits.


LEADING FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS POLICY ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO SEC FOR NEAR-TERM IMPROVEMENTS TO EDGAR
31 May 2015

The Business Roundtable (BRT), the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), Financial Executives International (FEI), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) has filed a comment letter offering recommendation on the SEC’s EDGAR Modernization initiative. The letter outlines recommendations that could incrementally improve EDGAR filing information on the SEC’s website in the near-term, prior to implementation of other enhancements and without the need for SEC rulemaking.


TENTATIVE DECISIONS FROM FASB BOARD MEETING ON MAY 21, 2015
27 May 2015

The FASB Board met on May 21, 2015, and deliberated issues concerning (1) Clarifying the Definition of a Business and (2) Insurance—Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts. All of the reported decisions are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings.


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2015 JCAE Mid-Year Symposium
03 July 2015 ( 1 day )
CALL FOR PAPERS JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTING AND ECONOMICS (JCAE) MID-YEAR SYMPOSIUM Friday 3rd of July 2015 University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia INTRODUCTION The 2015 JCAE Mid-Year Symposium is jointly organised by The University of Technology Sydney and The University of Tasmania....
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ICAS logo ICAS and IAAER Call for Research to Inform the IAASB Standard-setting Process
03 May 2015
Author(s):ICAS, IAAER, IAASB
Type:Academic papers (complete)
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and The International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) are delighted to announce a new global call for research to gather independent evidence to inform the IAASB’s crucial standard setting process.
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IASB logo IFRS Research Centre
03 May 2014
The IFRS Research Centre is an initiative of the IASB that is designed to support the establishment of a dedicated research capability that will draw upon a combination of internal and external intellectual resources, including the engagement of the academic community.
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