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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Well-Managed Government Is Critical to Functioning SocietiesPoor public sector financial management create fundamental problems in society.
by Ian Ball, Chairman, CIPFA International | March 27, 2017
Navigating Principles-based Standards in Financial ReportingOrganizations are increasingly applying principles-based standards in financial reporting, and a new practical guide from ICAS can help those involved in financial reporting make professional judgments.
by Alice Telfer, Head of Business and Public Sector, ICAS and Michelle Cricket, Director of Research, ICAS | March 27, 2017
Strong PFM Requires End-to-end Financial LiteracyPolitical and constitutional systems vary markedly across the EU; so too do public financial management (PFM) structures. The common thread is the need to ensure effective democratic accountability and encourage greater public transparency.
by Dr Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of EU Public Affairs, ICAEW | March 16, 2017
Building Trust through Agreed-Upon ProceduresFeedback from small- and medium-sized accounting practices and entities, SMPs and SMEs, is a crucial step in developing an agreed-upon procedures standard that suits, and allowing SMPs and SMEs to more fully realize the potential of these...
by Bodo Richardt, President, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | March 13, 2017
News and Resources
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CIPFA Lunch Time Webinars
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy - March 28, 2017
Pursuing the Conversation on the Future of Corporate Reporting
Accountancy Europe - March 27, 2017
Public Finances in Practice–Insights from Senior European Public Finance Professionals
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - March 27, 2017
Improving Government Decision Making through Enterprise Risk Management
IBM Center for the Business of Government - March 27, 2017
Methodology for Assessing the Implementation of the G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - March 27, 2017
Accountants and Tech: A Game Changer?
Strategic Finance - March 27, 2017
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