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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
How To Stop Managing And Start Actually Leading
August 26, 2015 - Fast Company
New Report from ACCA Asks the World's Smallest Businesses, “Are Your Ready for Growth?"
August 26, 2015 - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
There and Back Again: Auditors with CFO Experience Make Better Auditors, Says Study
August 25, 2015 - New York Society of CPAs
As Regulatory Costs Grow, the Accounting Chief’s Duties Add Up
August 25, 2015 - Wall Street Journal
New Record: U.S. Accounting Industry Tops 1 Million Workers
August 24, 2015 - CPA Trendlines
Deloitte Reveals 17.8% Gender Pay Gap
August 24, 2015 - Accountancy Age
Technology Skills for the Accounting Student's Toolbox
August 24, 2015 - This Way to CPA
How to Respond When Someone Insults Your Profession
August 20, 2015 - Accounting Web
CFOs Outpace Their Bosses in Pay Increases
August 19, 2015 - Wall Street Journal
Accountants Threatened by Technology
August 18, 2015 - Economia
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC