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||
Unethical business practices harm organizations and economies. Large-scale business failures such as Enron—as well as the more recent failures related to the global financial crisis—highlight the consequences of unethical business practices and amoral management. Professional accountants, as stewards of transparency and trust, and subject to a professional code of ethics, have a key role to play not only in upholding but in encouraging and influencing ethical behavior and decision making within their organizations. See the full overview.
by Tanya Barman, Associate Director, Ethics, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | July 21, 2016
The intersection of human rights and business is an important emerging area that no business can afford to ignore, and assessing and addressing potential risk is clearly also a role for the professional accountant .
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Ethical Leadership and Developing a Code of Conduct for OrganizationsIn a Compliance Week blog post, Editor-in-Chief Matt Kelly commented that MF Global demonstrates all the worst ways that senior management can let "tone at the top" go wrong and cites three sentences taken from a post-mortem published by a...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | November 5, 2013
News and Resources
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UK Legislators Criticise "Sticking Plaster" OECD Tax Avoidance Reforms
Public Finance International - August 4, 2016
Big Win for Tax Whistleblowers as Pair Gets $17.8 Million
Wall Street Journal - August 4, 2016
New Whistleblowing Rules to Be Implemented by Next Month
Lexology - August 3, 2016
Trust Deficit in the Workplace
Strategic Finance - August 1, 2016
Countdown to EU NFR Directive Day
Financier World - July 29, 2016
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