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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
Many Ages of the Accountant: Fifties
February 4, 2016 - Economia
Intel Has Made Some Big Steps Toward Its Diversity Goals, So Why Are People Leaving?
February 3, 2016 - Fast Company
Deloitte CFO Insights: Facing (and Embracing) Strategic Risks
February 3, 2016 - CFO Innovation
Offshoring to Impact Jobs Market in 2016, Survey Claims
February 3, 2016 - Public Accountant
Accountancy Students Push for Online-only Training
February 2, 2016 - Accountancy Age
After the Professions–What?
January 29, 2016 - CRASSH Cambridge
International Accounting Standards Board Responds to Investors’ Call for Improved Disclosures
January 29, 2016 - IFRS Foundation
One-on-One Coaching Misses the Mark
January 28, 2016 - CFO.com
Get on the Big Four’s Fast Track
January 27, 2016 - The Times
The Future of Indian Business Education
January 27, 2016 - The Economist
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC