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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.
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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 Dan Griffiths, Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co. | April 26, 2016 |
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
Up-Close with Sanjay Rughani, CEO, Tanzania, Standard Chartered Bank
by Sanjay Rughani, CEO, Tanzania, Standard Chartered Bank | April 4, 2016 |
Sanjay Rughani, CEO Tanzania at Standard Chartered Bank offers his perspectives as a professional accountant in the banking industry. Read More
Up-Close with Yacoob Suttar, Managing Director & CEO, Asia Petroleum Limited
by Yacoob Suttar, Managing Director & CEO, Asia Petroleum Limited | March 18, 2016 |
CEO and PAIB Committee member advises young accountants working in business to acquire a broad leadership perspective. Read More
How the IAESB Can Address Future Needs in Accounting Education
by Greg Owens, Director, Global Assurance, BDO | March 1, 2016 |
In a two-part video, Greg Owens, International Accounting Education Standards Board member, outlines some of the issues the IAESB will consider in the future, which are addressed in the IAESB Consultation Paper, Meeting Future Expectations of Professional Competence. Read More
- CFO Strategies for Surviving and Thriving in a Volatile Economy
April 28, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Why Bookkeepers Should Embrace Technology to Enhance Their Career
April 28, 2016 - Accounting Web
- Big Data Overwhelms the C-Suite
April 27, 2016 - CFO.com
- It’s Time to Get Out from behind Your Desk
April 27, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
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