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Risk management

Resources to help manage risk in your organisation

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Risk management guide

Businesses with effective approaches to risk management were better prepared for the pandemic and are more likely to thrive in the future. So how can finance professionals improve their organisation’s approach to risk?

How to audit the cloud

Cloud computing is transforming business IT services, but it also poses significant risks that need to be planned for. This practical guide for internal audits outlines how they should assess risk management.

Webinars and recordings


Template: risk assessment framework

A risk assessment framework that allows organisations to capture their key risks. It is designed to be a working document that is part of the overall business performance management system.

Internal audit resource centre

Access the latest thinking on internal audit from ICAEW and others across the finance and auditing sector, as well as useful links to international internal audit standards and best-practice guidance.

Modern Slavery Act 2015

This page is an introduction to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 providing background to its introduction, some key definitions and a list of useful links.

Spotting modern slavery

Resources to help accountants and other finance professionals spot indicators of modern slavery in their business, their supply chains and clients' businesses and supply chains.

The role of accountants, auditors and business

The role that accountants and auditors play in working to mitigate the risk that large commercial organisations face as a result of the Modern Slavery Act's requirement to annually report on the risk of modern slavery in their business and supply chains.

Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Core Accounting and Tax Service.

The risk conversation at board level

A chapter exploring how the oversight of risk should be dealt with at the level of the board of directors.

Risk management and internal control

An overview of internal control and risk management in the UK’s Corporate Governance Code, with four example checklists.

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Information security risk management for ISO 27001/ISO 27002 (3rd edition)

This book draws on emerging national and international best practice around risk management and has been written to provide detailed and practical guidance to information security and risk management teams on how to develop and implement a risk assessment and risk management process that will be in line with the requirements of ISO 27001.

Practice aid: Enterprise Risk Management: Guidance For Practical Implementation and Assessment

This publication gives guidance for anyone responsible for or advising on an enterprise risk management process (ERM), This resource will help ensure the ERM process is well designed, well executed, and ultimately successful. Provides illustrative examples, best practices, and guidance for implementing or assessing an enterprise risk management process.

Financial risk manager handbook

For candidates studying for the Global Association of Risk Professionals annual FRM exams

Managing business risk: a practical guide to protecting your business

A guide to all major topics of concern for risk management.

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Data ethics: risk management for the algorithmic age

The article discusses the risks posed by big data analytics to businesses. Topics covered include how big data analytics can harm individuals in ways such as privacy invasion, manipulation and bias, the threats that it can bring to individual consumers and to the reputation and brand of the companies, and the need for companies to educate themselves about human rights frameworks and other ethical philosophies when managing big data risks.

Enterprise Risk Management in financial institutions

Article looks at the emergence of the new risk department in financial institutions - the Enterprise Risk Management department which deals with risks that cut across tradition risk categories. ERM departments focus on new and emerging risks that have no traditional home in risk management departments. To illustrate ERM analysis, two case studies are presented: cryptocurrency and climate change risk.

What is Enterprise Risk Managment?

Article gives an in depth overview of what ERM is and presents the four pillars of ERM: a coordinating role through the ownership of the risk management framework; the creation of the risk appetite statement, a foundational element of that framework; development of aggregating risk measures; and rounding up of cross-cutting risks

Diversification - is it sufficient for effective portfolio risk management?

The article explores whether diversification is enough for effective portfolio risk management in practice. Topics include diversifying one's investments doesn't increase the level of expected returns, but rather it provides a more acceptable actual outcome.

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