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.
There are 96 articles
Future Implementation Support for International Standards on Auditing (ISAs)IFAC is exploring what future implementation support could be developed for practitioners to effectively and efficiently apply International Standards on Auditing (ISAs).
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation | January 15, 2019
Technology Will Transform AuditWhile traditional audit and assurance services will remain essential, new accounting technologies are likely to significantly impact the way auditors execute engagements and client services.
by Steve Ursillo, Jr., Partner, Risk Assurance & Advisory and National Leader: Information Assurance & Cybersecurity at Cherry Bekaert | November 30, 2018
Strengthening Assurance for Non-financial InformationPeople need reliable corporate information to decide if they will invest, buy products or sign an employment contract—Non-financial corporate information is essential to get the full picture of a company’s performance, which financial information...
by Vita Ramanauskaite, Advisor, Accountancy Europe | October 22, 2018
Guide to Using ISAs in the Audit of SMEs, Fourth EditionDawn 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 .
by Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation | October 9, 2018
Enhancing Audit DocumentationEd Fox, Global Head–Audit Quality at Grant Thornton International, discusses the findings from external regulators on the quality of audit documentation and provides his recommendations on how firms can address re-performance requirements, timing...
by Ed Fox, Global Head-Audit Quality, Grant Thornton International | October 2, 2018
News and Resources
There are 2023 news/resources
Guide to Using International Standards on Auditing in the Audits of Small- and Medium-Sized Entities, Fourth Edition
IFAC - July 25, 2018
ISA 540 (Revised) Slide Decks
International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board - January 18, 2019
IOSCO Report on Good Practices for Audit Committees in Supporting Audit Quality
IOSCO - January 17, 2019
Thinking Small First: Towards Better Auditing Standards for the Audits of Less Complex Entities
ACCA - January 7, 2019
Emerging Technologies: An Oversight Tool for Audit Committees
Center for Audit Quality - January 7, 2019
How to Audit the Cloud
ICAEW - December 17, 2018
ISA 540 Revised: Key Concepts & Changes, Opinion
Accountancy SA Magazine - December 13, 2018
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