by Diane Jules, Deputy Director, IESBA and Robyn Erskine, Partner, Black Birrd & IFAC SMP Committee Member | September 12, 2018
The revised and restructured Code of Ethics will come into effect in June 2019; the IFAC SMP Committee has actively monitored and engaged on each aspect of the project to provide input and suggestions with a focus on matters that impact SME and...
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Suriname: PAO Development to Support a Future Growth
by Joseph Bryson, Director, Quality and Membership, IFAC | October 12, 2018
IFAC’s support for PAOs recently included participating in the Suriname Chartered Accountants Institute first annual conference, along with other global and regional accountancy representatives.
Reviving Accountancy Education in Liberia
by Nim’ne Elliott Mombo Sr., Managing Partner, PKF Liberia & Former President, LICPA | October 9, 2018
Strengthening or re-building both academic and professional accountancy education is fundamental to building a supply of qualified accountants for both the private and public sectors in Liberia.
Guide to Using ISAs in the Audit of SMEs, Fourth Edition
by Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation | October 9, 2018
Dawn McGeachy, Accounting & Assurance Partner at Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation and IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee member, provides an update on the Guide to Using ISAs in the Audit of SMEs, Fourth Edition .
A Localized Professional Accounting Qualification: Lesotho’s Journey
by Nthabiseng Shale-Tlhomola, Education & Training Manager, Lesotho Institute of Accountants | September 21, 2018
As a trusted advisor and advocate for high-quality and relevant accountancy education, the Lesotho Institute of Accountants knew undertaking the significant initiative to design, establish and launch a national qualification would be worth the...
Accountancy in the Western Balkans: Regional Cooperation Can Lead to National Advances
by Kalina Shukarova Savovska, Senior Financial Management Specialist, Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR), The World Bank and Maria Chuvasheva, Senior Technical Manager, Quality and Development, IFAC | September 14, 2018
As they transition from socialist to market economies following decades of turbulence and conflict, the countries of the Western Balkans—have made significant progress in adopting international best practices in corporate financial reporting,...
Continuous Professional Improvement and Technology on the Agenda for Brazilian Audit Firms
by Francisco A. M. Sant’Anna, President, IBRACON | September 12, 2018
In the midst of one of the most serious economic crises in Brazil's history, the independent audit firms associated with IBRACON have indicated that they are investing in technology, professional qualification and educational and training courses.
What Can History Teach Us about Accounting & Political Accountability? Quite a Bit
by Jacob Soll, Professor, Journalist, University of Southern California | September 11, 2018
If we want to see growth and stability around the globe, we need to continue to make the argument that strong professional accountancy organizations spur economic and political development.