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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IESBA Consults on Near Final Long Association ProposalsLearn more about the IESBA’s second consultation dealing with long association with an audit client and the possible risks to auditor independence; comment by May 9, 2016.
by Ken Siong, Technical Director, International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants | April 21, 2016
Seek the Truth: ICAS and the Evolution of Ethics in the Accountancy ProfessionEthics is interwoven into the history of ICAS since its very beginning and into its future with its Power of One Initiative.
by Anton Colella, Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland | April 18, 2016
An SMP Perspective on Improving the Structure of the IESBA Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants—Phase 1The IFAC SMP Committee shares its perspective on the IESBA’s Phase 1 proposals to improve the structure of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC | April 13, 2016
Up-Close with Wendy Yung, Founder, Practising GovernanceWendy Yung, Founder, Practising Governance, discusses why it is important to practice responsible ethics in the private sector.
by Wendy Yung, Founder, Practising Governance | April 4, 2016
An SMP Perspective on IESBA’s Proposed Revisions to Safeguards in Code of Ethics for Professional AccountantsThe IFAC SMP Committee shares its perspective on the IESBA’s Phase I proposals pertaining to safeguards in the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants .
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Raymond Cheng, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Ethics Task Force Chair | March 18, 2016
News and Resources
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Proven Ways for Accountants to Instill Ethics in Companies
Accounting Today - March 6, 2017
Better Behaved Bankers
Accounting and Business - February 21, 2017
EFAA Invited to Present Results of Ethics Survey at the European Parliament
European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs - February 17, 2017
IESBA Staff Questions and Answers—Responding to Non-Compliance with Laws & Regulations
International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants - February 10, 2017
Ethics and Trust in a Digital Age Survey
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - February 2, 2017
Internal Trust: Building Alliances from Within
Chartered Global Management Accountant - January 31, 2017
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