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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Small Practices: Leverage Traditional Services to Adapt to New Client NewsThe focus for small- and medium-sized accounting practices today should be how to move forward and evolve services as technology disrupts the current business model.
by Mark Koziel, Executive Vice President, Firm Services, AICPA | January 15, 2018
What Top Skills Do Professional Accountants Need for the Future?Professional accountants can use their unique skills to anticipate the future.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 14, 2018
Generation Next and Small- & Medium-Sized PracticesKey findings from a survey young professionals working in SMPs suggest younger finance professionals today hold ambitions for fast progression and rapid career development.
by Ben Baruch, Head of SME Policy, ACCA | January 10, 2018
Being Intergenerationally More Fair: Our Resolution for 2018The intergenerational contract is under strain in Europe and beyond —a report recently published by ICAEW Europe shows that fewer than one in four Europeans feel that their respective generation is being treated fairly by their government when...
by Dr. Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of EU Public Affairs, ICAEW | December 20, 2017
News and Resources
There are 9793 news/resources
Technology: Improving Local Government Performance: Strategy, Communication and Cybersecurity
CGMA - January 19, 2018
Cybersecurity–Fighting Crime’s Enfant Terrible
ACCA, Institute of Management Accountants - January 18, 2018
Auditor’s Role in Fighting Financial Crime
Accountancy Europe - January 18, 2018
Why Practices Must Engage Millennials
Accounting Web - January 17, 2018
Is Your Business Ready to Adapt to Demographic and Technology Changes?
Journal of Accountancy - January 17, 2018
Evolving with Blockchain
Accounting Today - January 17, 2018
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