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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
AICPA PracTech 2016 shines light on the future of the accounting profession as new technologies, advisory services, and leadership approaches transform the workplace. Read More
The Ability to Anticipate Is a Necessary Leadership Skill for Accountants Moving Forward
by Dan Griffiths, Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co. | May 30, 2016 |
Accountants must acquire the ability to anticipate change and recognize its opportunities, says Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co. Read More
How Do Gen Y and Z Accountants Want to Learn?
by Terri Smith, Senior Customized Learning Consultant, Business Learning Institute | May 4, 2016 |
Accountants from the younger generations have their own preferences and expectations for learning. Read More
Organizations must create the right environment for Generation X and Y leaders to flourish, says Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co. Read More
Why Attend? The AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference
by Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation and Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | April 18, 2016 |
The AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference in June offers professional accountants, especially those in small- and medium-sized practices, opportunities to learn, network, and explore new ideas. Read More
- Answering Your Career Accountancy Questions
August 23, 2016 - Economia
- Accountants Can Expect Bigger Salary Boosts Next Year
August 23, 2016 - Accounting Today
- The Economics of the 2016 Rio Olympics
August 23, 2016 - PKF
- Accountants Strike Gold at the Olympics
August 23, 2016 - Accounting Web
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC