COSO Report

An alternative name for the *Internal Control - Integrated Framework report of 1992.

Auditor's dictionary. 2014.

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  • Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission — COSO A U.S. based organization dedicated to improving *corporate governance and *financial reporting. The COSO Web site describes the organization’s aims of improving the quality of financial reporting through business ethics, effective internal… …   Auditor's dictionary

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