IFAC FOCUS AREAS
- Accountability. Now.
- Adoption of International Standards
- Developing the Global Profession
- Global Representation and Advocacy
- Professional Accountants in Business
- Small and Medium Practices
Independent Standard-Setting Boards
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession.
The International Accounting Education Standards Board establishes standards, in the area of professional accounting education, that prescribe technical competence and professional skills, values, ethics, and attitudes.
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board develops standards, guidance, and resources for use by public sector entities around the world for preparation of general purpose financial statements.
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Audit & Assurance
Accounting firms offer a wide range of professional services to their clients, including audit, review, other assurance, and related services. These services are regulated, with many jurisdictions requiring compliance with international standards or national requirements that have been based on international ones. High-quality international standards increase the comparability, consistency, clarity, credibility, and transparency of financial information. And, high-quality financial information, in turn, increases the stability of the global financial infrastructure. See the full overview.
Implementation support for the new and revised IAASB Auditor Reporting standards, including links to Key Audit Matters (KAM) examples.
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Overcoming Obstacles to Enhance Quality AssuranceQuality assurance systems are an important element of a sustainable global financial infrastructure, as well as a requirement for all IFAC member organizations.
by Manuel Arias , Technical Manager, Quality & Development, IFAC and Sarah Gagnon, Technical Manager, Quality & Development, IFAC | August 28, 2017
Survey Ratifies the Advances of the New Auditor's Report in BrazilA new survey by the Instituto dos Auditores Independentes do Brasil (IBRACON) reveals some key elements included in new auditors’ reports in Brazil, including Key Audit Matters.
by Idésio Coelho, President, IBRACON, Senior Partner, EY, & IFAC Board Member | July 31, 2017
Your Turn to Weigh In: Proposed Modernization of Accounting Estimates Auditing StandardThe IAASB’s Proposed ISA 540 (Revised), Auditing Accounting Estimates and Related Disclosures, significantly changes how auditors evaluate accounting estimates and related disclosures—auditors and other stakeholders are asked to consider the...
by Jasper van den Hout, Principal, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board | July 18, 2017
Reinventing ERM and Internal Audit: Accountants Need to Drive Radical ChangeAccountants need to play lead roles driving radical change toward Objective-Centric Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit, argues Tim Leech.
by Tim J. Leech FCPA FCA CIA CCSA CRMA, Managing Director, Risk Oversight Solutions Inc. | April 11, 2017
Building Trust through Agreed-Upon ProceduresFeedback from small- and medium-sized accounting practices and entities, SMPs and SMEs, is a crucial step in developing an agreed-upon procedures standard that suits, and allowing SMPs and SMEs to more fully realize the potential of these...
by Bodo Richardt, President, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | March 13, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1985 news/resources
Key Performance Indicators: A Tool for Audit Committees
CPA Canada - December 5, 2017
Why Are We Still Auditing On-Site?
Journal of Accountancy - December 5, 2017
FMA Discusses Their Audit Quality Monitoring Key Findings for 2017
CPA Australia - December 4, 2017
CPA Canada and FEI Canada: How Management Contributes to Audit Quality
CPA Canada - December 4, 2017
What External Auditors Do: A Primer for Audit Committee Members
CPA Canada - November 20, 2017
Companies Continue to Increase Transparency of External Audit Oversight
CGMA Magazine - November 20, 2017
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