Página 4 dos resultados de 574 itens digitais encontrados em 0.006 segundos

The Republic of Montenegro : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.87%
This report provides an assessment of accounting, financial reporting, and auditing requirements and practices within the enterprise and financial sectors in Montenegro. It uses International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), and the relevant portions of the European Union (EU) body of law (also known as the acquis communautaire), as benchmarks.

Republic of Tunisia : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.86%
This report provides an assessment of accounting, financial reporting, and auditing requirements and practices within the enterprise and financial sectors in Tunisia. The analysis of practices is based among others on the review of a sample of 16 financial statements prepared in accordance with Tunisian accounting standards, including 6 listed enterprise sector companies, 3 listed credit institutions and 3 insurance undertakings (of which 2 are listed). The assessment uses International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), and the relevant portions of European Union (EU) law (also known as the acquis communautaire) as benchmarks and draws on international experience and good practices in the field of accounting and audit regulation. As Tunisia deepens its partnership with the EU and becomes more integrated in the world market, the country monitors the development of the acquis communautaire and enacts legislation that draws upon it. This report recommends changes to law and regulations to align the statutory framework with evolving internationally accepted practices. As the new regulations come into force, priorities will then turn toward building the monitoring, supervisory, and disciplinary regimes necessary to ensure effective compliance.

Restructuring Public Financial Management Institutional Arrangements : A Case for Separation of Accounting from Auditing Functions, Government of Bangladesh

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.87%
This Policy Note focuses on how the Government of Bangladesh can respond in the context of growing demand for better financial management performance, by strengthening the accounting and auditing functions of the government through a distinct cadre. The note also proposes the broader role of the accounting and auditing function in view of contemporary reform in the areas of public financial management and necessary institutional framework that needs to be in place before separation takes place. In addition to these, the note also provides the Government with updated information on the current state of the accounting function vis-a-vis the accounting and auditing cadre and the essential pre-requisites that would need to be addressed before full separation of the cadre is initiated. It sets out policy decisions that need to be taken on a priority basis to accelerate the separation process.

Bulgaria : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington DC Publicador: Washington DC
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.86%
An assessment of accounting and auditing practices in Bulgaria is a part of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint initiative on reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC). The assessment focused on the strengths and weaknesses of the accounting and auditing environment that influences the quality of corporate financial reporting. It used the International Accounting Standards (IAS) and the International Standards of Auditing (ISA) as benchmarks. It involved a review of both mandatory requirements and actual practices. The report has found that the transition to full IAS compliance will be demanding. It requires extensive education in a different style and philosophy of accounting requirements. The transition is made all the more difficult by the decision to require all entities to comply with IAS. This is a much greater burden than applies in any EU Member State. Finally, the transition to full IAS may face considerable push back from regulators who fail to differentiate between general purpose and regulatory financial statements. There is currently no effective enforcement of compliance with national accounting standards and there are conflicting opinions about the effectiveness of the audit quality control reviews carried out by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Bulgaria (ICPAB). This report draws upon recent international experience in developed economies and recommends that the current self-regulation of the audit profession should be reviewed and an adequate oversight mechanism established.

Colombia : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.85%
This report is based on the findings of a review of accounting and auditing standards and practices in Colombia. The review exercise focused mainly on the strengths and weaknesses of the institutional framework that supports a corporate financial reporting system in the country. The current legal and regulatory requirements on accounting have led to issuance of conflicting accounting standards from multiple sources. Legal arrangements that gave various regulatory bodies the right to determine the accounting requirements for entities within their jurisdiction have led to the predominance of special-purpose financial reporting. This report provides policy recommendations to improve accounting and auditing practices, including strengthening enforcement mechanisms to ensure compliance with accounting and auditing requirements, and a professional code of ethics for auditors. In this context, it is recommended that a statutory regulatory body be established. Other policy recommendations include the creation of a Higher Council that would be responsible for issuing international accounting and auditing standards as local mandatory requirements for public interest entities; establishing a new professional organization for auditors of financial statements; reforming accounting curriculum and improving significantly the teaching capacity of accounting instructors at universities; and organizing training programs on practical aspects of international auditing standards for accountants...

Bangladesh : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.85%
This report provides an assessment of accounting and auditing practices within the broader context of the Bangladesh institutional framework and capacity needed to ensure the quality of corporate financial reporting. The accounting and auditing practices in Bangladesh suffer from institutional weaknesses in regulation, compliance, and enforcement of standards and rules. The preparation of financial statements and conduct of audits, in many cases, are not consistent with internationally acceptable standards and practices. Better-qualified graduates generally do not join the accounting profession because it is not viewed as a stepping-stone to a rewarding and prestigious career. The out-of-date legal requirements, widespread noncompliance with accounting and auditing standards, ineffective enforcement mechanism, poor quality accounting education and training, and inadequate adherence to professional ethics have contributed to the weakness of the financial reporting regime. The policy recommendations provided in this report focus on improving statutory framework...

South Africa : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.85%
The main purpose of the South Africa Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes, Accounting and Auditing (ROSC A&A) is to determine reforms that will continue to improve the quality of financial reporting in South Africa. The review, requested by the Minister of Finance, was conducted to assess the status of implementation of policy recommendations in the prior 2003 ROSC A&A report, assess the institutional framework underpinning accounting and auditing practices in comparison with international standards and good practices in order to identify any emerging issues that require strengthening, share good practices adopted in the country, and propose policy recommendations addressing areas that require improvements. Implementation of the policy recommendations will further enhance the quality of financial reporting in the country, a key pillar that contributes to enhancing the business environment and advancement of governance and financial accountability in both the private and public sector entities. The review focuses on private sector. Financial reporting in public sector is assessed under public expenditure and financial accountability framework.

Republic of Uganda Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.85%
This second Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) Accounting and Auditing (A&A) assesses the degree to which the findings and policy recommendations of the first review have been implemented. The report identifies and assesses issues that have emerged after the first review. From these assessments, the World Bank team identifies the root causes of failure to implement the proposed recommendations. It makes policy recommendations aimed at further improving the quality of financial reporting, which should contribute to lowering the cost of borrowing and enhance private sector competitiveness; ultimately contributing to the attainment of Uganda s strategic objectives aimed at achieving; (i) inclusive and sustainable growth, (ii) job creation, and (iii) improved governance. These are themes in the 2012/2013 and 2013-2014 and Uganda National Budgets. Going forward, the above key policy recommendations should form the basis for a stakeholder driven Country Action Plan which should be regularly monitored to ensure it is effectively implemented. This will improve financial reporting in both the private and public sector and therefore play a role in enhancing transparency and accountability which are key ingredients in attracting private sector investors and thus lead to economic growth as well as improve on public service delivery.

Slovakia : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC); Economic & Sector Work
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.86%
This report, on the strengths and weaknesses of Slovakia's institutional arrangements for the observance of the International Accounting Standards (IASs), and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), is based on a self-assessment of accounting and auditing practices in the country. The self-assessment exercise was conducted under the management of a National Steering Committee, consisting of representatives from government and private sectors, assisted by Bank staff. Slovakia's legislative requirements on accounting and corporate financial reporting seem to be geared toward satisfying the information needs of the tax authorities only; other users, including investors and creditors, have difficulty in making meaningful use of the financial statements for market-oriented decision making. There is a large gap between Slovak accounting requirements, and the IASs. Although listed companies are required to prepare financial statements in accordance with the IASs, in addition to statutory annual financial statements...

Financial Acountability in Nepal : A Country Assessment

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Country Financial Accountability Assessment; Economic & Sector Work
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.83%
This document assesses the quality of financial accountability and transparency in Nepal and makes recommendations for improvement. The financial accountability assessment is a joint exercise of His Majesty's Government of Nepal (HMGN) and the World Bank, with strong participation by donor partners as well as private agencies, non-government agencies, private sector, oversight agencies, and donor partners. the review concludes that the lack of compliance and poor implementation of the regulations is the single most important problem that affects public sector financial accountability in Nepal. With respect to public funds, the report reviews the Government's budgeting, financial planning, cash flow management, accounting and financial reporting, at the central and local government level. It also reviews the standards and practices of the external oversight agencies--the Office of the Auditor General, the Public Accounts Committee, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, the Judicial Council...

Bosnia and Herzegovina : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC); Economic & Sector Work
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.85%
This report provides an assessment of accounting, financial reporting, and auditing requirements and practices within the enterprise and financial sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It uses International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), and the relevant portions of European Union (EU) law as benchmarks. This report shows that managers and auditors do not consistently comply with accounting and auditing requirements, which has an adverse impact on the economy. This report recommends significant changes to law and regulations to align the statutory framework with evolving internationally accepted practices, these changes include: strengthening the country's financial architecture and reducing the risk of financial market crises; contributing to foreign direct and portfolio investment and helping to mobilize domestic savings; facilitating the access of smaller-scale corporate borrowers; improving the assessment and collection of taxes on corporate profits; allowing investors to evaluate corporate prospects and make informed investment and voting decisions; allowing shareholders and the public at large to assess management performance; and facilitating Bosnia and Herzegovina's eventual integration into the European Union.

Public Sector Accounting and Auditing in South Asia : A Comparison to International Standards

World Bank
Fonte: World Bank Publicador: World Bank
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Other Financial Sector Study
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.87%
This report aims to support regional collaboration and renewed collective efforts to strengthen financial management and oversight practices in South Asia. It compares the public sector accounting and auditing practices in eight South Asian countries to international standards. It is intended to inform public sector accounting and auditing authorities, primarily Ministries of Finance, accountants general, and auditors general, and support their efforts to provide senior policy makers and the general public in their countries with credible, relevant, and useful financial information about the collection, management, and use of public resources. This report is based on detailed 'gap analysis' assessments that were prepared in recent years in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, providing comparisons of public sector accounting and auditing practices in those countries to international standards. This report is a synthesis of the gap analysis reports.

Georgia : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC); Economic & Sector Work
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.85%
This report provides an assessment of accounting, financial reporting and auditing requirements and practices within the enterprise and financial sectors in Georgia. The report uses International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA) and draws on international experience and good practices in the field of accounting and audit regulation, including in European Union (EU) Member States, to assess the quality of financial information and make policy recommendations. The financial sector in Georgia is growing rapidly but remains largely underdeveloped, partly due to the lack of funding from local deposits and limited access to funding from foreign financial institutions. This report focuses on the principal reason for continuing with further reforms; specifically, on the benefits that the proposed reforms will bring to Georgia and its citizens. In this context, this report sketches policy recommendations to enhance the quality of corporate financial reporting and foster a financial reporting platform conducive to sustainable private and financial sector growth...

Nepal : Public Sector Accounting and Auditing, A Comparison to International Standards

World Bank
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work; Economic & Sector Work :: Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC)
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.84%
This assessment of public sector accounting and auditing in Nepal is intended to assist with the implementation of more effective public financial management (PFM) through better quality accounting and public audit processes. It is intended to provide greater stimulus for more cost-effective outcomes of government spending. The specific objectives are (a) to provide the country's accounting and audit authorities and other interested stakeholders with a common well-based knowledge as to where local practices stand in accordance with the internationally developed standards of fi nancial reporting and audit; (b) to assess the prevailing variances; (c) to chart paths to reduce the variances; and (d) to provide a continuing basis for measuring improvements.

Sri Lanka : Public Sector Accounting and Auditing, A Comparison to International Standards

World Bank
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work; Economic & Sector Work :: Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC)
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.86%
This assessment of public sector accounting and auditing is generally meant to assist with the implementation of more effective Public Financial Management (PFM) through better quality accounting and public audit processes in Sri Lanka. It is intended to provide greater stimulus for more cost-effective outcomes of government spending. The specific objectives are (a) to provide the country's accounting and audit authorities and other interested stakeholders with a common strongly founded knowledge as to where local practices stand in accordance with the internationally developed standards of financial reporting and audit; (b) to assess the prevailing variances; (c) to chart paths to reduce those variances; and (d) to provide a continuing basis for measuring improvements.

Afghanistan - Public Sector Accounting and Auditing : A Comparison to International Standards

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Other Financial Accountability Study; Economic & Sector Work
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.87%
This assessment of public sector accounting and auditing is generally meant to help implement more effective public financial management (PFM) through better quality accounting and public audit processes in Afghanistan and to provide greater stimulus for more cost-effective outcomes of government spending. More specific objectives are (a) to provide the country's accounting and audit authorities and other interested stakeholders with a common firmly based knowledge as to where local practices stand in accordance with international standards of financial reporting and auditing; (b) to assess the prevailing variances; (c) to chart paths for improving the accordance with international standards; and (d) to provide a continuing basis for measuring improvements. The study has taken the international standards as axiomatic with any acceptable options incorporated in the standards. The study has not assessed whether the country should adopt a limited version of the standards, as the processes of developing the standards have already considered any acceptable options that can be incorporated into the text of the standards...

Czech Republic : Accounting and Auditing

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC); Economic & Sector Work
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.87%
Financial reporting and auditing requirements in the Czech Republic are currently in transition from complying with national standards to complying with International Accounting Standards (IAS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), and the European Union (EU) Directives. By law, the Czech Republic seeks to attain maximum compliance with the EU Fourth and Seventh Directives and the EU Regulation on the use of IAS, and to create an environment for implementing IAS for the financial statements of public interest entities by 2005. Small- and medium-size enterprises prepare their financial statements in accord with Czech Accounting Standards, which are largely based on the EU Directives and IAS. In practice, compliance with certain complex EU Directives and IAS requirements, including those dealing with consolidation and deferred tax, has been delayed. Presently, compliance with IAS is not effectively enforced. The transition to full IAS compliance for public interest entities will require extensive education in a different style and philosophy of accounting requirements. The transition to full IAS will require a culture shift to reduce the influence of tax accounting on general-purpose financial statements. By law...

Ecuador : Accounting and Auditing; Ecuador - Informe sobre la Observancia de los Codigos y Normas (ROSC) - contabilidad y auditoria

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Economic & Sector Work :: Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC); Economic & Sector Work
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.84%
This report provides an assessment of accounting, financial reporting and auditing practices within the corporate sector in Ecuador, using International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA) as benchmarks and drawing on international experience and best practices in that field. The adoption of Ecuadorian Accounting Standards (Normas Ecuatorianas de Contabilidad, or NEC) and Ecuadorian Auditing Standards (Normas Ecuatorianas de Auditoría, or NEA) in 1999-2000 represented a significant step forward for the country in improving the quality of its standards. Nonetheless, further efforts are needed to improve those standards which leave out a number of critical areas. In that regard, full adoption of IFRS and ISA by public-interest entities is widely viewed among country stakeholders as the best solution for Ecuador, and this report endorses the accounting profession's recent initiative for such adoption.

Kosovo : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Accounting and Auditing--Update

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.85%
This report is an update of the 2006 Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) on Accounting and Auditing (A&A) in the Republic of Kosovo (Kosovo). The main objective of the 2006 ROSC was to assist the then-existing Kosovo Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in strengthening A&A practices, in order to support sustained economic growth and improve the competitiveness of local enterprises. For this update, a particular focus was placed on analyzing significant changes in (a) the statutory framework for A&A standards and practices; (b) the A&A profession; (c) the quality of accounting education at the tertiary level; (d) the enforcement of A&A requirements both within the profession and by financial sector regulators; and (e) financial reporting standards in the banking sector. The report also focuses on assessing the degree of alignment of Kosovo's institutional framework for corporate financial reporting with the European Union (EU) acquis communautaire. This ROSC A&A update will also provide inputs to the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) update.

Auditing and Accreditation in Carbon Accounting - A Current Assessment and Recommendations for Harmonization

Bowles, Ann
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project
Publicado em 27/04/2012 Português
Relevância na Pesquisa
46.82%
This master’s project adds to the body of knowledge on the status of auditing and accreditation in carbon accounting. It addresses three questions regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting (carbon accounting) and auditing: (1) What is the current status of GHG auditing globally?, (2) What are some of the key challenges in auditing?, and (3) Is there an expressed need for greater harmonization, and if so, what are the main obstacles to harmonization and how can they be overcome? To answer these questions two separate surveys were deployed, one to auditors who conduct the review of GHG assertions and a second to accreditation bodies who oversee the quality of work performed by the auditors. Survey results support existing research which suggests that certification standards for sustainability reporting are increasingly being promulgated and adopted by organizations across the world. Certification standards frequently require that an organization undergo an audit. The results of these surveys show an increase in demand for the services of audit bodies and a growth in the development of accreditation programs to oversee the competence and impartiality of the audit bodies. Results also show that there are challenges associated with this growth. The key challenge cited by audit bodies is complying with the multitude of GHG reporting requirements as well as multiple accreditation requirements. One audit body may be required to understand and apply many GHG auditing standards and may also be required to maintain a different accreditation for each standard. Accreditation bodies expressed (1) the need for greater harmonization and (2) the importance of training on GHG reporting and auditing. Recommendations on how to facilitate this harmonization include increased dialog on this subject within existing international forums; training...