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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
Accountants from the younger generations have their own preferences and expectations for learning. Read More
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
- Why Accounting Will Always Matter for CFOs
May 23, 2016 - CFO.com
- Succession Issues Likely to Fuel Urgency around Retention of Women CPAs
May 18, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
- Attack of the Digital Disruptors: Can CFOs Anticipate What’s Coming?
May 16, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Female Board Representation
May 11, 2016 - Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC