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 .
There are 56 articles
The Power of OneSince the global financial crisis, the public’s trust in business institutions has been severely eroded, and it shows little sign of coming back in a hurry. I don’t believe most people going into business do so with the idea of acting unethically...
by Anton Colella, Chief Executive, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland | January 26, 2016
Doing the Right Thing Even When No One Is Looking Part II: Compliance with Rules and RegulationsAs trusted business advisors, accountants should play a key role in guiding their clients’ compliance with rules and regulations.
by Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Deputy Chair and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | January 7, 2016
The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | December 29, 2015
IFAC Engagement with IAASB and IESBA—Representing the Interests of PAIBs & SMPsProviding input to the IAASB and the IESBA on behalf of the SMP and PAIB constituencies is considered vital to IFAC’s contribution to the development of international audit, assurance, and ethics standards.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC | December 11, 2015
Ethics in Islamic Finance: Convergence as Overlapping ConsensusThis three-part article was adapted from Mr Ahmed’s speech at the 1 st Global Ethical Finance Forum in Edinburgh on September 2, 2015.
by Jaseem Ahmed, Secretary General, Islamic Financial Services Board | November 16, 2015
News and Resources
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Tax Fraud Blotter: The Computer Did It
Accounting Today - November 28, 2016
Nigerian Supreme Court Judge Charged with Corruption
BBC - November 22, 2016
Are Corporations Paying Their Fair Share of Tax?
AAT - November 21, 2016
Concepts Unwrapped Video Series
Ethics Unwrapped - University of Texas at Austin - November 14, 2016
Ethics Awareness Training
Lockheed Martin - November 14, 2016
Giving Voice to Values
Nomadic - November 14, 2016
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