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  • Auditors need to adopt dynamic auditing – Henrik Stein interview

    29/3/2017 NEW

    Auditors need to adopt dynamic auditing techniques to remain competitive in today’s fast-moving business environment, ECIIA President says in an interview with IIA Greece’s newsletter. “Internal auditors must establish a dynamic and efficient approach to identify, address and report risks early,” he says. To do so, auditors can...

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  • ECIIA 2017 conference – early bird offer

    22/3/2017 NEW

    Basel 2017

    Take advantage of the early bird offer on the ECIIA’s 2017 conference by booking now. IIA Switzerland will host the ECIIA Conference 2017 between 21st and 22nd of September 2017 in Basel...

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  • Join the governance debate in Malta

    16/3/2017 NEW

    ECIIA members are invited to sign up today for a major debate at the 20th European Corporate Governance Conference to take place on 4th May in Malta. The conference will open with keynote speeches from the Maltese Minister for Finance, Edward Scicluna, and the Commissioner for Justice, Consumers...

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  • Non-financial reporting guidance should adopt three lines of defence model

    24/2/2017

    The three lines of defence model of corporate governance is the best mechanism to help companies with non-financial reporting, the ECIIA has told DG FISMA. In a letter to the body – and during a face-to-face meeting – ECIIA said that DG FISMA should promote the governance model...

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  • EBA guidelines need to better reflect internal audit’s proper role

    03/2/2017

    The European Banking Authority’s (EBA) Guidelines on internal governance need to better reflect internal audit’s proper role, the ECIIA has said in its response a consultation on the issue. “The general impression given throughout the guidelines is that internal audit is understood solely as a traditional and simple...

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  • Cyber security moves up agenda at Council of EU

    02/2/2017

    A major conference on emerging cyber issues held under the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union has highlighted the need for businesses to work harder in areas such as cyber security, cyber research and development, crime, defence and diplomacy. Over 180 delegates attended the gathering...

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  • ECIIA and FERMA collaborate in cyber risk initiative

    27/1/2017

    Given the growing risk posed by cyberattacks on businesses across Europe, ECIIA and the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) have launched a joint initiative aimed at helping organisations strengthen their cyber defences. The group’s key objective is to help define the best governance model when managing...

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  • Non-financial and diversity guidance due Spring 2017

    16/12/2016

    The EC is producing non-binding guidance on how to implement its directive on the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information (2014/95/EU). Originally planned for publication in December 2016, the guidance is now expected in Spring 2017. The directive requires around 6,000 large organisations to disclose the environmental and...

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  • New reporting requirements shift disclosure focus

    16/12/2016

    The European Union has put plans to introduce country-by-country accounting disclosures on ice. Instead, it is revising the existing Shareholder Rights Directive in a move that could create new opportunities for internal auditors, ECIIA says. The revised directive establishes specific requirements to encourage shareholder engagement in the long...

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  • Getting to grips with non-financial reporting – FEE case study

    06/12/2016

    The ECIIA welcomes a fictional case study produced by the Federation of European Accountants (FEE) aimed at helping businesses get to grips with the very real, mandatory non-financial reporting disclosure regime set to come into force across Europe. The report – Disclose what truly matters – shows how the...

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