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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The Power of Technology: Enhancing Business PerformanceThe power of technology is helping measure aspects of business performance never dreamed of a decade ago.
by Jeanne Boillet, Audit Partner & Global Assurance Innovation Leader, EY | April 28, 2017
Effective Recruiting Tactics for Attracting Top TalentRecruiting top young talent today requires organizations to go where young people are: social media.
by Daniel Hood, Editor-in-Chief at Accounting Today | April 28, 2017
IFRS’ Impact on SMEsWhat role do International Financial Reporting Standards play in accounting for small- and medium-sized entities in Europe?
by Robin Jarvis, Professor of Accounting, Brunel University and Special Adviser to the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors (EFAA) | April 26, 2017
Accountants Optimistic Despite ChallengesDespite all the unpredictability in 2016, the accounting profession was still fairly optimistic—all things considered.
by Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC and Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | April 24, 2017
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