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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
The Non-executive director and former CFO for a multinational corporation provides his perspective on what accountants, and their accompanying skillsets, bring to the table for corporations and organizations. Read More
Spotlight on Professional Accountants in Business: Nigeria in Focus
by Rotimi Omotoso, CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria | January 25, 2016 |
Rotimi Omotoso, CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, discusses the accounting profession and opportunities for accountants in Nigeria. Read More
How the Accountancy Profession Delivers Public Value
by Helen Brand, Chief Executive, ACCA | January 25, 2016 |
Helen Brand, Chief Executive of the ACCA, discusses acting in the public interest, facilitating sustainable economic development, and supporting ethical business practices. Read More
The Changing Landscape of Learning for Our Profession
by Heather Stober, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, American Institute of CPAs | January 11, 2016 |
Heather Stober, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager at the American Institute of CPAs discusses the challenges of educating different generations of accountants. Read More
Accountants must become more "anticipatory" if they want to be ready to tackle new opportunities in the future, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs. Read More
- Are You Sufficiently Involving Your CFO in Your Strategy Planning?
February 5, 2016 - Strategy Blocks
- Deloitte CFO Insights: Facing (and Embracing) Strategic Risks
February 3, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Accountancy Students Push for Online-Only Training
February 2, 2016 - Accountancy Age
- 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