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- 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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High-quality business reporting is at the heart of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies. It allows organizations to present a cohesive explanation of their business and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, creditors, and regulators, while also promoting better internal decision making. Professional accountants are integral to all phases of organizational reporting. See the full overview.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | June 6, 2017
IFAC recently issued a policy position on integrated reporting highlighting the need for a single report providing a fuller picture of an organization’s ability to create value over time, and greater interconnectedness between different reports.
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Shining the Light on LeasesLeasing is a common form of finance for many businesses, especially in sectors like the airline industry, retail, and shipping. Currently, listed companies around the world have around US$3.3 trillion worth of leases.
by Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman, International Accounting Standards Board | March 22, 2016
SME Accounting Requirements: Where’s the Evidence?A new report from ICAEW, SME Accounting Requirements: Basing Policy on Evidence, looks at the arguments for and against having differential accounting requirements for SMEs and calls for a substantial program of research into the costs and...
by Brian Singleton-Green, Manager, Corporate Reporting, Financial Reporting Faculty, ICAEW | March 1, 2016
El futuro de la información corporativa–la creación de una dinámica hacia el cambioLos rápidos cambios en el extenso entorno empresarial han activado la alerta sobre si la información corporativa aún cumple con sus objetivos. En la actualidad, no se cuenta con una perspectiva común frente a cuáles son los problemas y, muchos...
by Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO, FEE and Petr Kriz, President, FEE | February 23, 2016
The Future of Corporate Reporting—Creating the Dynamics for ChangeRapid changes in the broader business environment have increased concerns over whether corporate reporting continues to fulfill its objectives.
by Petr Kriz, President, FEE and Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO, FEE | February 23, 2016
A Capital Approach for Performance ReportingFinancial performance information is useful in predicting capacity to generate cash flows from an existing resource and capital base—should the income statement reflect all aspects of performance reporting?
by Kurt Ramin, Director, KPR Associates, Düsseldorf and Dubai | February 18, 2016
News and Resources
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Guide to Review Engagements (CSRE 2400)
CPA Canada - February 3, 2017
A Global Standard Setting Journey
Public Finance International - February 1, 2017
50 Drivers of Change in the Public Sector
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - January 24, 2017
Guide on Public Participation in Fiscal Policy Principles and Mechanisms in Fiscal Policy
GIFT - January 18, 2017
The Importance of Sustainability Accounting and Reporting in Assessing a Firm: A Student’s Perspective
Accounting Today - January 12, 2017
IPSAS Adoption in Africa
AccountancySA - January 12, 2017
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