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.
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Finance Leadership & Development
Professional accountants need to respond to the continually changing expectations of their organizations, the financial markets, and society. In addition, many accountants aspire to finance leadership roles, such as chief financial officer (CFO). As a result, they must fulfill their traditional responsibilities, while increasing their support of strategic and operational decision-making. Through education, life-long learning, and development, they must acquire the right mixture of skills, experiences, and attitudes, including leadership, strategy, business, management, and interpersonal skills. See the full overview.
by PAO Development Committee, IFAC | June 28, 2017
The IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee on what it takes to establish a PAO that is relevant, sustainable, and ready to adopt and implement international standards and best practices.
There are 141 articles
Signs on the Road to Change for Accountants in Business in a Digital AgeA golden opportunity to create new value is presented by the automation and digitalization of finance and accounting.
by Larry White, Executive Director, Resource Consumption Accounting Institute | December 11, 2018
IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway Team Coverage: Digital CPA 2018In only a few years, CPA.com’s Digital CPA conference has established itself as an event with something for accountants from all areas, and a community that exists long after the last session ends.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 7, 2018
The Future-Ready PAO Must Be GlobalAt the recent IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization Development Committee meeting, members were asked to picture a future accountant —what skills and competencies will they need?
by Alan Edwards, IFAC PAO Development Committee Member | December 3, 2018
If There Is a Poor Public Perception of Disciplinary Processes, Is It Truly Serving the Public Interest? How ICAP Made a Good I&D System GreatAs part of its short-term endeavors to bring more transparency, impartiality and public scrutiny to the investigation process, the ICAP succeeded in implementing a number of changes.
by Saira Shamsie, Director Corporate, Legal & Membership Affairs, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan | November 12, 2018
News and Resources
There are 1147 news/resources
ACCA Wars: The Formula Awakens—Star Wars Spoof
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - December 18, 2015
Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
IFAC - August 1, 2011
The A4S Essential Guide to Finance Culture
A4S - December 11, 2018
The Changing Role and Mandate of Finance
CGMA - December 7, 2018
ICAEW Launches New Service to Future-Proof the Profession
ICAEW - December 6, 2018
Counting the Milestones
ACCA - December 5, 2018
Changing Competencies and Mindsets
CGMA - December 4, 2018
Rise to the Challenge
ACCA - December 3, 2018
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