Risk Management


The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), of which the AICPA is a founding member, published Enterprise Risk Management—Integrated Framework ( www.coso.org/publications/ ), which describes risk management components, principles and concepts for organizations of all sizes. Built on the foundation of COSO’s Internal Control—Integrated Framework, which many U.S. entities are using to guide their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts, the risk management framework explains valuable techniques that boards of directors, senior corporate managers and others can use to both protect and enhance organizational assets. The new framework (product no. 990015JA) is available at www.cpa2biz.com . Orders for 10 or more copies should be made at 888-777-7077.

SPONSORED REPORT

How to audit high risk areas

Revenue recognition, internal control over financial reporting, accounting estimates and going concern are areas of audit that have emerged as particularly challenging and complex.

NEWS

Revenue recognition revisited

A reexamination of new revenue recognition rules has led to tinkering with the standard that is considered the biggest achievement of the convergence efforts of FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board.

INTERVIEW

Staying focused at the top

Olivia Kirtley, CPA, CGMA, an accomplished corporate director with almost 20 years of experience serving on boards, talks about strategic, risk, and compliance issues that keep board members up at night.