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, 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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Transforming Your Practice for the FutureDuring the IFAC SMP Committee meeting in London in October 2018, there was a panel discussion on the “Practice of Tomorrow”—Three small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) leads shared their insights and perspectives on how SMPs can transform into...
by George Willie, Managing Partner, Bert Smith & Co. (Moderator), Sara Harvey, Director of Hines Harvey Woods Ltd, Paul Kennedy, Partner of O’Byrne & Kennedy and Suzanne Spicer, Managing Director of Spicer & Co. | January 18, 2019
A Professional Accountancy Career Can Be Very ExcitingMany people think the career of a professional accountant is boring but it is exciting, diversified and different than what the stereotype would suggest.
by Terry LeBlanc, FCPA, FCGA, Chair, CPA Canada Board of Directors | January 17, 2019
Une carrière en comptabilité: Une aventure à vivreBeaucoup de gens pensent que la carrière d’un comptable professionnel est ennuyeuse, mais elle est passionnante, diversifiée et différente de ce que suggérerait le stéréotype.
by Terry LeBlanc, FCPA, FCGA, président du Conseil d’administration de CPA Canada | January 17, 2019
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
IFAC Webinar: A Future Model to Advance International Accountancy EducationPreparing the accountancy profession for the future requires a comprehensive, integrated approach to international accountancy education.
by IFAC | January 10, 2019
News and Resources
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