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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
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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. 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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Integrated Reporting—Seizing the Opportunity to LeadAs a result of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)’s Framework being issued in December 2013, integrated reporting has truly begun to take off around the world.
by Helen Brand, Chief Executive, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants | October 14, 2014
Attracting Long-term Investors through Integrated Thinking and ReportingResearch shows that integrated thinking and reporting can have a positive impact on the type of investors your company attracts—those who are in it for the long-term and looking for sustainable value creation.
by Andrew Knauer, Senior Analyst, Just Capital, George Serafeim, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University School of Business and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | October 9, 2014
Beyond Enhanced Reporting—The Next Step in Public Sector Financial ManagementIn recent years, there has been a belated recognition that government financial information is insufficient.
by Ken Warren, Chief Accounting Advisor, Treasury of the Government of New Zealand | September 16, 2014
From Integrated Reporting to Integrated Thinking to Integrated Action, and ResultsIntegrated reporting is not an outcome in itself, but rather a means or a tool to create and preserve more sustainable value.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | September 15, 2014
Making Financial Reporting Better: Strengthening the Financial Reporting Supply ChainIs it sufficient to wait until the next financial crisis hits and ask only: "where were the auditors?"
by Fayez Choudhury, Chief Executive Officer, IFAC | September 2, 2014
News and Resources
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Implementing an IFRS 9 Solution: Challenges Faced by Financial Institutions
Accountancy Age - September 7, 2016
Meeting of IASB Representatives with the Capital Markets Advisory Committee and the Global Preparers Forum June 2016
IFRS Foundation - September 7, 2016
The IFRS Foundation Has Announced the Publication of New Romanian and Russian Translations
IAS Plus - September 7, 2016
How Accountants Can Save World Business
Accounting Web - September 5, 2016
IIRC Appoints Richard Howitt as New Chief Executive
IIRC - September 5, 2016
Restructuring of the SMEIG and Future Work
IFRS Foundation - September 2, 2016
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