Management accountants will guide their companies on the journey to value creation.
Integrated Reporting (IR) is making the leap from promising concept to powerful practice. Released at the end of 2013 by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standards setters, the accounting profession, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the IR Framework has been robustly tested and piloted in 25 countries. As we described in the article “Redefining Corporate Accountability through Integrated Reporting” (Strategic Finance, August 2013) and in our book Integrated Reporting: Concepts and Cases that Redefine Corporate Accountability (Springer, 2013), the Framework was co-created with business and investors and provides an “open” platform for IR to move toward the mainstream. To shed light on the way in which IR is currently being adopted and reflect on the possible opportunities ahead for management accountants and finance professionals, we will explore some leading examples of integrated reporting at Lawson, Inc.; and SAP.
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By Cristiano Busco, Mark L. Frigo, Paolo Quattrone, and Angelo Riccaboni