Larry E. Rittenberg, Ph.D., CPA, CIA has been named the new chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission. In that role, Rittenberg will lead COSO's efforts investing in conceptual frameworks designed to enhance understanding and management of risk and control. Under his leadership, the organization will provide guidance for cost-effective small business application of COSO's Internal Control -- Integrated Framework. Rittenberg -- who is currently one of COSO's five board members -- succeeds John J. Flaherty, CIA, CPA. He currently teaches and conducts research at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, focusing on auditing and corporate governance. He is co-author of Auditing: Concepts for a Changing Environment, and The Outsourcing Dilemma: What Works Best for Internal Auditing. Established in 1985 to sponsor the National Commission of Fraudulent Financial Reporting, COSO is a voluntary private sector organization dedicated to improving financial reporting quality.
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