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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
We are never done learning—we are more fulsome professionals and people when we take advantage of the many opportunities available to learn. Read More
IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway Team Coverage: Digital CPA 2016
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | January 4, 2017 |
The “Anticipatory Accountant,” and demonstrating personal accountability in leadership were among the key themes discussed at Digital CPA in Las Vegas in December, and in this summary montage of speakers and interviews. Read More
The “Anticipatory Accountant,” and demonstrating personal accountability in leadership were among the key themes discussed at Digital CPA in Las Vegas—the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway team provides coverage of the speakers and trends. Read More
Tangible Steps to Build Diversity & Inclusion
by Linda Mills, Director, Technical Accounting Activities, Institute of Management Accountants | January 3, 2017 |
Organizations that want to be more diverse and inclusive need to consider their initial steps, including buy-in from senior leadership. Read More
The accounting profession must re-awaken its ability to innovate with new industries. Read More
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