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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 Brian Blood, Chief Executive, Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants | August 16, 2016 |
Recent publications from the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants address the significant challenge of finding the right finance personnel in the public sector. Read More
Women should create their own opportunities and act as role models for others as they establish themselves in accountancy. Read More
Forecasting 2020: The Future of Learning for Accountants
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | August 8, 2016 |
The rate of learning for accountants must be greater than the pace of change and competition, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs. Read More
Closing the Divide between Emerging and Established Leaders
by Jennifer Wilson, Co-founder & Partner, ConvergenceCoaching, LLC | July 22, 2016 |
Accounting firms should be proactive in encouraging younger leaders to improve dialogue with older, more established leaders. Read More
Building Profitable Advisory Services: Specialize Your Young Talent
by Bill Reeb, CPA, CITP, CGMA, Chief Executive Officer, Succession Institute, LLC | July 7, 2016 |
What’s the best way to make young accountants valued, productive advisors? Read More
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September 9, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- What Kind of Leader Are You?
September 9, 2016 - ICAS
- PIOB Published Its 2017-2019 Strategy for Public Consultation
August 29, 2016 - Public Interest Oversight Board
- Deloitte CFO Insights: Seven Hidden Costs of a Cyberattack
August 25, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC