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- 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 Case for SMEs to Consider Integrated Thinking and ReportingThe benefits and opportunities for SMEs to consider both integrated thinking and integrated reporting, including better understanding, management and communication.
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | October 23, 2017
Navigating Ethics in a Digital AgeEthical behavior is a core attribute for professional accountants; technology may have an impact on the details one needs to understand to be ethical but it does not change the centrality of being ethical.
by Narayanan Vaidyanathan, Head of Technology Insight, ACCA | October 18, 2017
Could Disclosing Climate-related Financial Information Become the New Normal?Climate change disclosures in corporate reports are common but the link to financial implications, both current and of the future, is still often missing in reporting.
by Laura Leka , Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC | October 17, 2017
News and Resources
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2017 The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin Awards Winners
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Blockchain: Living Up to the Hype
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How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Accounting
Journal of Accountancy - October 11, 2017
The Power of One–Organisational Culture and Values
ICAS - October 10, 2017
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