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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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
Exploring the Demand for Agreed-Upon Procedures EngagementsThe IAASB’s Agreed-upon Procedures Working Group has issued a Discussion Paper and requests input from all stakeholders.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Jasper van den Hout, Principal, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board | March 10, 2017
Representing Small Practices—Key Priorities for the SMP CommitteeMonica Foerster, the new Chair of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee, highlights the key activities and projects for the committee in 2017.
by Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | March 6, 2017
News and Resources
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Accrual Practices and Reform Experiences in OECD Countries
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4 Keys to the Future of Audit
Thomson Reuters - March 6, 2017
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