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9 May 2018Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Tenets of good corporate governance

This report sets out key issues for companies to think about when considering their long term business model and strategy. It examines the interrelation between businesses and the context in which they operate, encouraging them to embrace good practice that facilitates long term growth.

7 May 2018Governance, risk and control
Guide toUnited Kingdom

ACCA guide to... getting the most from your IT system

Business technology offers improved communication, better collaboration, more effective marketing and comprehensive financial management.

6 Apr 2018Governance, risk and control
FactsheetUnited Kingdom

Technical factsheet: matters of material significance

Guidance for auditors and independent examiners on reporting matters of material significance to UK charity regulators

2 Mar 2018Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionUnited Kingdom

ACCA response to FRC consultation on changes to UK CG code

ACCA response to UK Corporate Governance Code and Guidance on Board Effectiveness: Comments and Response to Questions. A public consultation issued by the Financial Reporting Council.

22 Feb 2018Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

ICOs: real deal or token gesture?

This report explores Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) including what they are and how the relate to professional accountants.

12 Feb 2018Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionUnited Kingdom

ACCA comments on LSB consultation reviewing Internal Governance Rules

ACCA response to a public consultation issued by the Legal Services Board (LSB): Reviewing the Internal Governance Rules.

16 Sep 2017Governance, risk and control
Guide toUnited Kingdom

ACCA guide to... specifying and purchasing IT

Buying IT wisely makes your business more efficient and can reduce your costs. The key is to be clear about what you want it to achieve for your business, now and in the near future. As well as specifying your requirements, you need to think about which suppliers to use and decide the most cost-effective and flexible way of getting the capabilities you want.

18 Aug 2017Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionHong Kong

The New Board Proposal Consultation

The New Board Proposal Consultation issued by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

18 Aug 2017Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionHong Kong

Consultation Paper on Review of the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) HK

Consultation Paper on Review of the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) and Changes to the GEM and Main Board Listing Rules Issued by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

21 Jun 2017Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Balancing rules and flexibility for growth in Africa

A joint report with KPMG examining frameworks of corporate governance for listed companies in 15 countries across Africa.

23 May 2017Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionEurope

ACCA’s contribution to the EC consultation on whistleblowing protection

ACCA’s contribution to the European Commission's consultation on whistleblowing protection.

17 Feb 2017Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionUnited Kingdom

Corporate governance reform green paper response

ACCA's response to the green paper 'Corporate Governance Reform' issued by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.

15 Feb 2017Governance, risk and control
EventUnited Kingdom

Bringing values to life through communication

ACCA and Black Sun are jointly organising an event to explore how business leaders can embed values in organisations through ongoing communications.

6 Jan 2017Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

ACCA culture-governance tool

Corporate culture encourages behaviours that support or impede the achievement of organisational objectives. The challenge is understanding how to nurture a culture that promotes behaviours consistent with organisational objectives. The ACCA culture-governance tool seeks to support organisations with their culture goals.

23 Nov 2016Governance, risk and control
EventGlobal

Corporate culture and governance event January 2017

ACCA and ecoDA host a panel discussion on aligning corporate governance and culture, January 2017, Brussels

4 Nov 2016Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionUnited Kingdom

BIS Select committee corporate governance inquiry

ACCA has responded to an invitation to comment issued by the House of Commons Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS) Select Committee

21 Oct 2016Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionGlobal

ACCA response to FASB agenda consultation

ACCA has responded to an invitation to comment issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

14 Oct 2016Governance, risk and control
FactsheetUnited Kingdom

Technical factsheet: effective risk management

Risk affects all organisations. It can have far-reaching consequences in terms of economic performance, environmental and safety outcomes, and professional reputation. Managing risk effectively and risk optimisation, therefore, will help enterprises of all sizes and in all business sectors to perform well in an increasingly uncertain environment.

17 Aug 2016Governance, risk and control
Global

Innovation and ERM: partners in managing the waves of disruption

A joint report with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) looking at how enterprise risk management (ERM) and innovation together can provide businesses with the tools to combat waves of disruption.

10 May 2016Governance, risk and control
Global

Effective whistle-blowing arrangements

The report focuses on the experience of those who develop, operate and oversee speak-up arrangements in global public and private sector organisations.

10 May 2016Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Effective speak-up arrangements for whistle-blowers

Recommendations for developing, operating and overseeing effective speak-up arrangements.

18 Dec 2015Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionUnited Kingdom

ACCA response: Implementing audit committee requirements under the revised Statutory Audit Directive – CP34/15

ACCA has commented on the proposals issued by the Prudential Regulation Authority for implementing the requirements of Article 39 of the Statutory Audit Directive

16 Dec 2015Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Culture and channelling corporate behaviour

This series of four reports aims to assist boards in preparing to assess their corporate culture and in understanding how it can influence either functional or dysfunctional behaviour.

16 Oct 2015Governance, risk and control
Global

Companion guide for not-for-profits to the IFRS for SMEs

ACCA’s guide to preparing reports on the basis of the IFRS for SMEs for not-for-profit entities.

17 Sep 2015Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Cyberwarriors with calculators: the role of accounting and finance professionals in a company's cybersecurity

Computers, servers and the Internet are indispensable tools for financial professionals – and they are under relentless attack. For accountants, measures must be taken to ensure that the sensitive personal and corporate financial information they handle is safe: accountants need to be at the forefront of cybersecurity.

29 Jun 2015Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Governance for all: the implementation challenge for SMEs

This report aims to encourage understanding of what corporate governance means for SMEs.

30 Apr 2015Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

Culture and channelling corporate behaviour

Pauline Schu introduces findings from a one-year global study into corporate culture and the drivers of organisational behaviour.

31 Mar 2015Governance, risk and control
ReportCanada

Canadian CFO Sentiment Study - March 2015

Canadian finance executives are showing great confidence in the US market in 2015, however when it came to their views on the domestic or global economy, most took the middle ground.

3 Feb 2015Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

European Commission proposal for a revised shareholder rights directive

This paper outlines ACCA’s key messages on shareholders rights in Europe and how they fit into the wider governance agenda.

23 Dec 2014Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionGlobal

OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

Comments from ACCA to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

16 Dec 2014Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Risk reporting

This report examines how the quality and value of risk reporting can be improved. It reviews current practice in risk reporting, the barriers to better risk reporting, the wishes of users, and the concerns of preparers.

10 Dec 2014Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Culture vs regulation: what is needed to improve ethics in finance?

This paper examines the respective roles of the regulator and of culture in increasing ethical behaviour in finance, and the need to address dysfunctional finance market and behaviour.

30 Nov 2014Governance, risk and control
ArticleGlobal

From the November 2014 issue of AB magazine

Selected articles include: corporate culture and social responsibility, what next for retailing giant Tesco, and revising the OECD's principles of corporate governance.

19 Nov 2014Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

Governance, family and small firms: an institutional context

Professor Mike Wright gave his presentation as part of the ESRC’s seminar series on governance, CSR and SMEs in emerging economies.

19 Nov 2014Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

Closing discussion

Professor Laura Spence gave her presentation as part of the ESRC’s seminar series on governance, CSR and SMEs in emerging economies.

19 Nov 2014Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

Bribery and corruption: the SME perspective

Manos Schizas gave his presentation from a practice perspective as part of the ESRC’s seminar series on governance, CSR and SMEs in emerging economies.

19 Nov 2014Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

Assessing and implementing governance in family owned SMEs in emerging economies

Kiril Nejkov gave his presentation from a practice perspective as part of the ESRC’s seminar series on governance, CSR and SMEs in emerging economies.

19 Nov 2014Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

Corporate governance and CSR

Jeremy Moon gave his presentation from an academic perspective as part of the ESRC’s seminar series on governance, CSR and SMEs in emerging economies.

19 Nov 2014Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

A framework for effective governance: growth through responsible business

Tracy Gordon gave her presentation from a practice perspective as part of the ESRC’s seminar series on governance, CSR and SMEs in emerging economies.

19 Nov 2014Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Balancing rules and flexibility

A joint KPMG and ACCA report of a study of corporate governance requirements across 25 markets.

29 Sep 2014Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

Governance in the public sector

In this video presentation, Gillian Fawcett, head of public sector, reflects on the role of ‘good governance’ in public services.

19 Aug 2014Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

A risk challenge culture

This joint ACCA–IMA report discusses the elements of a risk challenge culture. It draws on discussions from roundtables held in Dubai, London, and New York in late 2013.

4 Jul 2014Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

Governance, risk and performance conference 2014: voting results and resources

ACCA's March 2014 conference looked at four areas: creating value through governance, risk reporting, corporate culture and behaviour and accounting for uncertainty.

27 Jun 2014Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionGlobal

Proposed revisions to the UK corporate governance code

Comments from ACCA to the Financial Reporting Council.

27 Jun 2014Governance, risk and control
PodcastGlobal

Podcasts

ACCA is always looking at new, innovative ways of delivering information to our members, which is why we’ve started to develop podcasts and vodcasts.

16 Jun 2014Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionIreland

Amendments to Directive on shareholder engagement and corporate governance issues

Comments from ACCA Ireland to the Irish Government.

7 Mar 2014Governance, risk and control
VideoGlobal

Discussing creating value through governance

In two videos the authors introduce ACCA's consultation paper Creating Value Through Governance – Towards a New Accountability: A Consultation.

10 Feb 2014Governance, risk and control
ReportGlobal

Creating value through governance – towards a new accountability: a consultation

This consultation paper forms part of ACCA’s investigation into whether existing governance and risk management frameworks are ‘fit for purpose’. The consultation period closed 31 August 2014.

4 Feb 2014Governance, risk and control
NewsletterGlobal

ACCA insights - overview

ACCA insights is a monthly ezine that reviews ACCA's work on the key policy issues of the last month.

3 Feb 2014Governance, risk and control
Policy submissionUnited Kingdom

Building a responsible payment culture

Comments from ACCA the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.