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- Accountability. Now.
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- Developing the Global Profession
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- Professional Accountants in Business
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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.
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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 | July 18, 2016
The launch of the Natural Capital Protocol should spark professional accountants to help businesses respond to natural capital impacts and dependencies—the sustainability of organizations, economies, and societies depends on it.
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A Video Introduction to the Consultation Draft of International Integrated Reporting FrameworkIn this brief video presentation, International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) technical director and IFAC staff member, Michael Nugent, introduces the Consultation Draft and explains why it is so important. See IFAC's comment letter on the...
by Michael Nugent, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC and Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | November 10, 2013
New Publication from IFAC Helps Professional Accountants Implement Effective Business Reporting Processes in OrganizationsHigh-quality internal and external reporting is critical for all organizations. High-quality reports promote better internal decision making and high-quality information is also integral to the successful management of any organization.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | November 4, 2013
Global Perspectives on Business ReportingThe 25 prominent business leaders from across the globe who were interviewed for IFAC's Integrating the Business Reporting Supply Chain project provided perspectives with regard to business reporting.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 30, 2013
Government Accounts: Clear and Present DangerThere is an emerging consensus that poor governmental reporting represents a threat to global financial stability and economic growth that must be addressed. A recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) paper is the latest to take this view.
by Ian Ball, IFAC Principal Advisor and Former CEO | December 5, 2012
News and Resources
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Public Sector Financial Management Transparency and Accountability: The Use of International Public Sector Accounting Standards
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State of Public Finances 2015—Strategies for Budgetary Consolidation & Reform in OECD Countries
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - August 16, 2016
ICAEW Better Government Series: A Modern Finance Ministry
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - August 16, 2016
ONE Transparency Web Page
ONE - August 16, 2016
Global Initiative for Fiscal Transparency
GIFT - August 16, 2016
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