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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 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
Up-Close with Alan Johnson, Non-executive Director and Former CFO, Jerónimo Martins
by Alan Johnson, Non-executive Director and Former CFO, Jerónimo Martins | February 4, 2016 |
The Non-executive director and former CFO for a multinational corporation provides his perspective on what accountants, and their accompanying skillsets, bring to the table for corporations and organizations. Read More
How the Accountancy Profession Delivers Public Value
by Helen Brand, Chief Executive, ACCA | January 25, 2016 |
Helen Brand, Chief Executive of the ACCA, discusses acting in the public interest, facilitating sustainable economic development, and supporting ethical business practices. Read More
- Why Accounting Will Always Matter for CFOs
May 23, 2016 - CFO.com
- Succession Issues Likely to Fuel Urgency around Retention of Women CPAs
May 18, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
- Attack of the Digital Disruptors: Can CFOs Anticipate What’s Coming?
May 16, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Female Board Representation
May 11, 2016 - Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC