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- Professional Accountants in Business
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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 Marianne Nieuwenhuis, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, Royal Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants | October 25, 2016 |
The Royal Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants recently conducted a survey of its professional accountants in business members to gain insight into this member group and their views. Read More
Leverage Your Skills as a Mother into Your Career
by Lindsey Stevenson, Vice President, Finance at 1st Financial Bank | October 14, 2016 |
The skillsets mothers develop can translate into leadership skills—and competitive advantages—for accountants. Read More
Accounting Firms: Ready for Generation Z?
by Curt Steinhorst, Certified Generational Keynote Speaker, The Center for Generational Kinetics | October 14, 2016 |
Accounting firms should prepare themselves for Generation Z. Read More
The real advantages of corporate culture are facilitating strategy, creating personal accountability, and improving prioritization. Read More
Small- and medium-sized practices need to grow—for recruiting, retention, and internal succession. Read More
- New ACCA Survey Finds Young Professionals Seek Rapid Career Change, Promotion
November 28, 2016 - Accounting Today
- IFAC Names Rachel Grimes as President
November 23, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Can Global Capitalism Be Saved?
November 16, 2016 - Economia
- 9 Reasons Why Accountants Are Superheroes
November 8, 2016 - In the Black
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC