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 138 articles
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
Good Talent Management Key to Future-proofing FinanceToday, professionals require a much broader range of skills, which means CPD should no longer focus on core skills only, but include business acumen, leadership, digital transformation and governance, essentially all the areas that are vital in...
by Lindie Engelbrecht, Managing Director of Education and Members, CIPFA | October 25, 2018
What Gets Measured Gets Done: The Philippine Journey to Good GovernanceIn 2006, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia collaborated with the PRC through the Board of Accountancy BOA together with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants—the Accredited Professional Organization for CPAs—and began its...
by Normita “Noemi” A. Lansang-Villaruz, Founder & Managing Partner, Villaruz, Villaruz & Co. | October 25, 2018
Suriname: PAO Development to Support a Future GrowthIFAC’s support for PAOs recently included participating in the Suriname Chartered Accountants Institute first annual conference, along with other global and regional accountancy representatives.
by Joseph Bryson, Director, Quality and Membership, IFAC | October 12, 2018
News and Resources
There are 1137 news/resources
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Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
IFAC - August 1, 2011
Introducing the Canadian Ideal of Good Business
CPA Canada - November 7, 2018
What Does a Future-Ready PAO Look Like?
IFAC - October 29, 2018
ICAP: Pharmaceutical and Industry Specific Guidelines
ICAP - October 29, 2018
ICAP: Exploration and Production (E&P) Industry in Pakistan
ICAP - October 29, 2018
How the Skillset for Today’s CFO Is Changing
Financial Management - October 28, 2018
Somalia and Somaliland: Training for Government Finance Officials
Public Finance International - October 19, 2018
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