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.
|Global Knowledge Gateway||
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, Deputy Director, Professional Accountants in Business, 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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Encouraging Successful Exit Strategies–Passing the BatonThe importance of succession planning, the public policy actions for improving business transfers conditions and the critical support role of professional accountants.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | June 7, 2019
Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas with ConfidenceDoing the right thing is as important as being a technical expert. To this end, accountants in business need to be conscious of how they influence ethical business culture.
by Erica Steenwijk, Policy Advisor, Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants and Stathis Gould, Deputy Director, Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | June 6, 2019
Investigation and Discipline in Mauritius: Making Change Through CooperationAs part of enhancing member and public confidence, Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants took to revising their investigation and discipline process through several collaborative measures.
by Sudhir Newaj, Chief Executive Officer, MIPA | June 6, 2019
New Zealand: Scenery, and 30 Years of Strong PFMExperience in New Zealand demonstrates the value to governments of fully employing the professional skills of accountants, rather than only using them to construct financial statements which reflect, but do not impact, key financial decisions.
by Ian Ball, Professor of Public Financial Management, Victoria University of Wellington | May 20, 2019
Trends in Disclosing Non-Financial InformationCompanies and other organizations disclose information to a wide range of stakeholders and, for many of them, non-financial information is of more interest than financial information.
by Antoni Gómez, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member | May 17, 2019
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