Compliance Terms: A Glossary

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In a world where ethics and compliance are becoming more important, it is vitally important to have a clear understanding of what these terms mean.

The Fundamentals of Corporate Credit Analysis

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In the world of business, one cannot exist without a significant amount of credit. Companies need to be able to borrow money from banks and other lenders in order to pay for…

Audit Quality and How it Makes a Difference

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Audit quality is a significant factor in ensuring that companies and investors alike can rely upon the accuracy of financial statements. The audit process should be seen as an opportunity to examine company processes and…

Who are the Big Four Accounting Firms?

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With the world looking for leadership on ESG factors, there will be more pressure on these firms to provide more sustainable accounting practices, sustainability assurance and ESG auditing services.

What is KPMG?

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KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services company and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. Founded in 1881, KPMG has grown from a small but…

What is the CFA Institute?

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The CFA Institute is a global association of investment professionals. It offers one of the most rigorous examinations in finance called the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam…

What is the Financial Stability Board?

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The Financial Stability Board is an international body of 29 countries, plus the EU, which was created to promote global financial stability. Its members are responsible for…

What is the Double Declining Balance Method?

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The Double Declining Balance Method is a depreciation formula for long term assets, which is used to estimate present value of future cash flows. It’s utilized by…