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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.
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. Read More
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This guidance provides recommendations for the use of supplementary financial measures as part of high-quality financial reporting in organizations.
Principles for Effective Business Reporting Processes
January 17, 2013 - IFAC
This offers guidance in achieving a dynamic and circular management process for enhancing reporting processes.
This report identifies ten key principles for consistent, high-quality, global regulation.
Presentation given by Mario Abela, senior policy advisor at IFAC, at the Gulf Cooperation Council Accounting and Auditing Organization forum on the history and status of integrated reporting, and what comes next.
Developing and Reporting Supplementary Financial Measures
February 26, 2014 - IFAC
The Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) issued proposed International Good Practice Guidance, Developing and Reporting Supplementary Financial Measures, for public comment. This guidance seeks to establish a benchmark for the use of supplementary financial measures, in order to improve understanding of an organization’s performance among management, investors, and other stakeholders.
This Discussion Paper stimulates a global debate on preparing accountants for finance leadership roles, including the CFO. The paper features five principles that highlight the changing expectations, scope, and mandate of the CFO and finance leadership roles and recommends what action professional accountancy organizations and employers can take to prepare professional accountants for career progression to finance leadership.
Attention from the accountancy profession on natural capital accounting is rapidly increasing in response to concern about the potential for systemic risk of climate change and environmental externalities that affect organizational, market, and societal sustainability.
- AICPA Urges Senators to Maintain Availability of Cash Method for Accounting Firms and Others
April 28, 2016 - American Institute of CPAs
- The Quiet War on Corporate Accountability
April 27, 2016 - New York Times
- IPSASB Publishes the Applicability of IPSASs
April 22, 2016 - International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board
- Stamford Company's App Aimed at Organizing Leases
April 20, 2016 - Stamford Advocate
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