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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Reinventing ERM and Internal Audit: Accountants Need to Drive Radical ChangeAccountants need to play lead roles driving radical change toward Objective-Centric Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit, argues Tim Leech.
by Tim J. Leech FCPA FCA CIA CCSA CRMA, Managing Director, Risk Oversight Solutions Inc. | April 11, 2017
An Auditor, an Accountant, a Lawyer…and TechnologyConstant progress in the technology, information, and communications systems affects all companies—including professional service firms.
by Antoni Gómez, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member | April 11, 2017
Integrated Reporting: Quantitative or Qualitative?Is integrated reporting more quantitative or qualitative in nature—and is it subject to change over time?
by Dr. Sean Stein Smith DBA, CMA, CPA, CGMA, CFE, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers University | April 10, 2017
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