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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Driving Future Performance: From Outdated Legislation to Bright OpportunitiesA conversation with Darnell Osborne, Former President of Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA).
by Darnell Osborne, Past President, BICA & Executive Chairman of Bahamas Power & Light Ltd. | June 19, 2018
The Public Needs a Better Understanding of Public Sector DebtWith the reversal of quantitative easing and interest rates beginning to rise, there are real questions about whether governments will be able to manage their public debts.
by Ross Campbell, Public Sector Director, ICAEW | June 14, 2018
How Strong Public Financial Management in Nigeria Will Support Sustainable GrowthAs African economies continue to strengthen, it is important that arrangements for good governance and strong public financial management are in place.
by Gillian Fawcett, Head of International, CIPFA | June 14, 2018
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