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The Centre provides knowledge services and capacity development assistance. Services include analytical and advisory services, learning and skill development, know-how and knowledge transfer, and technical assistance and institutional strengthening. All CFRR publications are available on this site.

Continuing Professional Development Programs for Accountants – Implementation Guide

Publication | 2018

This Guide seeks to assist professional accountancy organizations, government agencies, and other regulators involved with the critical responsibility of setting, implementing, and enforcing appropriate requirements in the area of Continuing Professional Development for Accountants and Auditors.

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PULSAR Infrographics

Brochure | 2018

The PULSAR team developed two infographics to support awareness raising activities of PULSAR member countries. The first visual tool focuses on the benefits arising from implementing accruals-based public sector accounting. The second one explains how the promotion of public sector accrual accounting based on international standards and good practice correlates with the twin development goals of the World Bank Group and contributes to development.

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Philippines Accounting and Auditing Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

A&A ROSC | 2017

The World Bank conducted reviews of accounting and auditing within the ROSC initiative at the invitation of Philippines. The World Bank utilized a diagnostic tool that it developed to gather pertinent information for preparing the Accounting and Auditing ROSC.

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Audit Data Analytics: Opportunities and Tips

Publication | 2017

Traditional audit methods served auditors for decades but as technology advances and stakeholders’ expectations evolve, so does the need for auditors to innovate and transform their approaches in order to keep pace with demand. This publication describes some of the opportunities that new technologies, especially the use of audit data analytics, can offer for audits of entities of all sizes. It also provides a few tips which might be useful for practitioners, Small and Medium Sized Practices (SMPs) and Professional Accountancy Organizations (PAOs) as they support their members.

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Accountancy Education: A Collection of Good Practices

Publication | 2017

This publication is a collection of good practices in Accountancy Education, organized on a thematic basis and shared by universities, Professional Accountancy Organizations, and members of the EU-REPARIS Program’s Education Community of Practice (EduCop). It supplements the findings of the Accountancy Education Benchmarking Study conducted by the World Bank Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR) between March 2015 and May 2016.

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Simulated Client Meeting: Developing Client Relationship Skills

Teaching material | 2017

This group challenge was developed to facilitate the EU-REPARIS Audit Training of Trainers program and enables participants to practice their client relationship skills and cross-selling techniques. By engaging in the simulated client meeting, participants are provided with an opportunity to practice these skills in a simulated face-to-face client meeting and thus tackle and solve some real life business situations and problems.

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Small and Medium Practices: The Trusted Advisors of SMEs

Publication | 2017

Small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) have an important role to play in supplying professional services to their small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients. Understanding the range, requirements and benefits of available professional services is essential for practitioners and SMPs to be able to tailor the various services to meet the needs of their SME clients, as well as helping them to choose the right service for their needs.

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The Republic of Moldova: Support to State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) - Preliminary Diagnostics and Reform Assessment Report

Report | 2017

This report is the result of research and analysis undertaken as technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Moldova, delivered by the World Bank Governance team in collaboration with the UK’s Good Governance Fund. It focuses on the issues identified by OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance as important in ensuring that state owned enterprises (SOEs) operate in an efficient, transparent and accountable way.

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Case Study: Orotavia Capital City Municipality

Teaching material | 2017

The case study Orotavia was developed to facilitate the Internal Audit Training of Trainers workshops and simulates a capital city municipality. The case study is the core teaching resource during the Fundamentals and Advanced Internal Audit Training of Trainers modules and workshops and provides an opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and the practical application of International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (ISPPIA) while also assisting to develop soft skills such as communication, working as a team and problem solving.

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The Internal Audit Ethical Dilemmas Board Game

Teaching material | 2017

Developed to facilitate the Internal Audit Training of Trainers program, the objective of the Ethical Dilemmas Board Game is to enable participants to approach professional ethics training and education in a practical way, by analyzing threats that arise and selecting an appropriate course of action in line with the fundamental principles of the Code of Ethics for Internal Auditors prescribed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). The game is expected to develop participants' ethical decision-making skills and to make sound judgments when resolving and mitigating ethical dilemmas.

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