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ISACA logo ISACA INTRODUCES PORTFOLIO OF NEW CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATIONS USING PERFORMANCE-BASED EXAMS
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

ISACA is First to Combine Skills-based Cybersecurity Training with Performance-based Exams and Certifications to Address Global Cyber Talent Shortage


PwC PROVIDE THEIR WORLDWIDE TAX SUMMARIES IN MOBILE FORMAT
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

The excellent PwC Worldwide Tax Summaries is now fully mobile compatible. Click through for further details and to access this free resource.


IESBA logo IESBA REINFORCES AUDITOR INDEPENDENCE PROVISIONS; FURTHER LIMITS EXCEPTIONS AND CLARIFIES GUIDANCE AROUND NON-ASSURANCE SERVICES
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

IESBA has released 'Changes to the Code Addressing Certain Non-Assurance Services Provisions for Audit and Assurance Clients'. The changes enhance the independence provisions in the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants™ (the Code) by, in particular, no longer permitting auditors to provide certain prohibited non-assurance services to public interest entity (PIE) audit clients in emergency situations, and ensuring that they do not assume management responsibility when providing non-assurance services to audit clients.


NEW ISACA STUDY REPORTS 82% OF ORGANIZATIONS EXPECT A CYBER ATTACK YET 35% ARE UNABLE TO FILL PEN SECURITY JOBS
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

According to a study by ISACA and RSA Conference, 82 percent of organizations expect to be attacked in 2015, but they are relying on a talent pool they view as largely unqualified and unable to handle complex threats or understand their business. More than one in three (35 percent) are unable to fill open positions.


MULTINATIONALS WILL BE CONCERNED ABOUT ADDITIONAL COMPLEXITY IN NEW CFC PROPOSALS IN BEPS DISCUSSION DRAFT SAY PwC
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

A PwC Press Release suggests that Multinational enterprises (MNEs) will be concerned about the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) discussion draft on controlled foreign company (CFC) rules published over the Easter weekend. This discussion draft relates to Action 3 of the BEPS Action Plan as agreed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with the G20 countries. The proposals are complex and, in practice, the difficulties are likely to be worsened by the degree of latitude accorded to states in applying or varying the proposed approach.


IAASB’S REVISED STANDARD ISA 720 ENHANCES AUDITOR FOCUS ON ANNUAL REPORTS IN LIGHT OF INCREASED INVESTOR FOCUS ON QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board® (IAASB®) has released International Standard on Auditing (ISA) 720 (Revised), The Auditor’s Responsibilities Relating to Other Information. The revisions aim to clarify and increase the auditor’s involvement with “other information”—defined in the standard as financial and non-financial information, other than the audited financial statements, that is included in entities’ annual reports.


XRB APRIL 2015 MEETING INCLUDED JOINT SESSION WITH FMA AND AMENDMENTS APPROVED TO XRB A2 - CHARITIES AMENDMENT ACT
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

The XRB Board held its Board meeting on Wednesday 1 April 2015. Click through to read summary details of the main matters considered at the meeting .


CPA CANADA IS DOUBLE WINNER FOR ITS FINANCIAL LITERACY INITIATIVES
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has received two prestigious EIFLE (Excellence in Financial Literacy Education) Awards. CPA Canada was recognized in two categories: Adult’s Book of the Year, Risk Management – Protecting You and Your Money: A Guide to Avoiding Identity Theft and Fraud and Children’s Education Program of the Year, Credit and Debit – CPA Canada’s Post-Secondary Program.


XRB PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO STANDARD XRB A2
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

The External Reporting Board (XRB) is proposing to amend its standard XRB A2 Meaning of Specified Statutory Size Thresholds (XRB A2) to take into account amendments to the Charities Act 2005 that are included in the Charities Amendment Act 2014. The XRB has today issued an Invitation to Comment (ITC) and an Exposure Draft (ED) entitled Amendments to Standard XRB A2 (Charities Amendment Act 2014), and is seeking comments on these documents.


IPSASB PUBLISHES RECOMMENDED PRACTICE GUIDELINE ON REPORTING SERVICE PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
Contributed by: Andy Lymer
19 April 2015

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® (IPSASB®) has published Recommended Practice Guideline 3 (RPG 3), Reporting Service Performance Information.


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