By Susan Muldowney Recent high-profile corporate scandals have seen trust in business take a further dive. How can this fragile commodity be restored? When Matt Comyn steps into the top job at the embattled Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 9 April, his first challenge surely will be among his greatest: restoring trust.
The Financial Action Task Force combats money laundering and terrorist financing around the world. Its President, Argentinian justice secretary Santiago Otamendi, tells A Plus about its current battle plans, and how Hong Kong and the accounting profession can help win the war. Leading the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing should be a… Read More Keeping it clean: an interview with Santiago Otamendi
There is much debate about the external cyber risks facing organisations, but how can firms cope with insider threats? The EMEIA Fraud Survey 2017, which was published by EY in June of last year, suggests that there is room for improvement in Ireland’s corporate culture with some staff prepared to bend the rules to meet… Read More The threat within: tackling insider fraud
Corruption is a big issue internationally, not just from an ethics point of view but also economically. The UN says that every year around the globe over US$1tn is paid in bribes and a further US$2.6tn is stolen or goes missing as a result of corruption. That’s over 5% of global GDP. Corruption negatively affects… Read More ICAS members join forces against corruption
An AICPA framework enables CPAs with cybersecurity expertise to perform new services for clients. By Russ Banham As trusted business advisers, CPAs find ways to help their clients achieve their business objectives. Now, under the AICPA’s recently issued cybersecurity reporting framework, CPAs have an opportunity to expand the services they offer to help clients manage… Read More Cybersecurity: A new engagement opportunity
By David Malamed Technology is a two-edged sword when it comes to benefits fraud: it makes it easier to defraud the system, but it also helps to detect fraud. In February, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) said it had dismissed 73 employees in connection with a multimillion-dollar benefits fraud scheme. The announcement was made about… Read More Friends with benefits