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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. Read More
by Sanjay Rughani, CEO, Tanzania, Standard Chartered Bank | April 4, 2016 |
Sanjay Rughani, CEO Tanzania at Standard Chartered Bank offers his perspectives as a professional accountant in the banking industry. Read More
Up-Close with Yacoob Suttar, Managing Director & CEO, Asia Petroleum Limited
by Yacoob Suttar, Managing Director & CEO, Asia Petroleum Limited | March 18, 2016 |
CEO and PAIB Committee member advises young accountants working in business to acquire a broad leadership perspective. Read More
How the IAESB Can Address Future Needs in Accounting Education
by Greg Owens, Director, Global Assurance, BDO | March 1, 2016 |
In a two-part video, Greg Owens, International Accounting Education Standards Board member, outlines some of the issues the IAESB will consider in the future, which are addressed in the IAESB Consultation Paper, Meeting Future Expectations of Professional Competence. Read More
Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning at Tanner Co., explains that good leadership is also about following, listening, and relinquishing authority to others. Read More
Up-Close with Henny Kapteijn, Non-Executive Director, Achmea Investment Management
by Henny Kapteijn, Non-Executie Director, Achmea Investment Management | February 16, 2016 |
One of the Directors for one of the largest suppliers of financial services in the Netherlands discusses her experiences as an accountant in the investment industry. Read More
- The Imperial CFO
June 17, 2016 - The Economist
- What a Future CFO Should Be
June 16, 2016 - Finance for the Future Awards
- How Women Can Climb the Ranks in the Accounting Profession
June 15, 2016 - Accounting Web
- Key Skills for Inspiring Leadership
June 9, 2016 - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC