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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 Rosana Mirkovic, Head of SME Policy, ACCA | November 16, 2015 |
ACCA’s latest report shows that SMEs are mirroring larger businesses in recognizing that financial professionals can and should play a far broader, often strategic role in their business. Read More
A Teacher’s Guide to Using the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway: Part 3 — Nine Ways to Put Knowledge into Action
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | November 13, 2015 |
Part three of this series provide suggestions for teachers and students on how to use the Gateway for homework exercises, research, student team projects, and to support lectures and presentations. Read More
The Financial Crisis and the G-20: Where Are We Now?
by Andrew Conway, Chief Executive, Institute of Public Accountants in Australia | November 2, 2015 |
In a video interview, the CEO of the Institute of Public Accountants in Australia discusses the role the accountancy profession and IFAC play in keeping financial reporting issues at the top of the G-20 agenda. Read More
A Teacher’s Guide to Using the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway: Part 2 – The Geography of Content
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | October 30, 2015 |
An examination of how the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway is organized to help students and teachers think about the different facets of the accountancy profession. Part 2 in a 3-part series. Read More
A Teacher’s Guide to the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway: Part 1–Transcending the Google Mentality
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | October 14, 2015 |
The IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway can be incredibly useful for accountancy educators and their students—curated information can be vastly useful in the digital age when so much is information is available it can become too much information. Read More
- Finance and Accountancy Salaries to See Above-average Rise
November 23, 2015 - Economia
- Are You Giving–and Receiving–the Best Feedback on Career Development?
November 12, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- IFAC Study Shows Accountancy Strongly Linked to Prosperity, Improved Living Standards
November 12, 2015 - IFAC
- Top 9 Qualities of an Accounting Supervisor
November 10, 2015 - Accounting Web
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
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