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.
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Effective Recruiting Tactics for Attracting Top TalentRecruiting top young talent today requires organizations to go where young people are: social media.
by Daniel Hood, Editor-in-Chief at Accounting Today | April 28, 2017
Unlimited Possibilities for Women in AccountancyHead of the American Institute of CPAs’ Women’s Leadership Initiative discusses the vast opportunities for women in the accountancy profession.
by Yasmine El-Ramly, Senior Technical Manager of Firm Services and Global Alliances, American Institute of CPAs | March 6, 2017
AICPA Chair on Unique Skills of WomenWomen have the right instincts to be excellent accountants and leaders, says Kimberly Ellison-Tayler, Chair of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Global Accounting Strategy Director at Oracle, in a new interview conducted during the AICPA...
by Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, Chair, American Institute of CPAs | March 3, 2017
News and Resources
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AI and Big Data–Three Years in the Evolution of Accounting
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The CFOs' Guide to Technology Roadmapping
ACCA, Institute of Management Accountants - October 5, 2017
Special Report: Courageous Leadership
ICAEW - September 25, 2017
Finance Chiefs Upbeat Despite Brexit and Cyber Threat
ICAS - September 11, 2017
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