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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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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 Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CAE, IMA President and CEO | October 5, 2015 |
In a video interview, the President and CEO of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) explains the new online platform IMA launched with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants focused on enriching the capabilities of CFOs and their teams. Read More
Help Shape the Guide to Management Accounting Principles
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, IFAC | September 25, 2015 |
The British Standards Institute is looking for your input and feedback on its guide to management accounting principles. Read More
Accountants can play an important role in fostering the “Maker’s Economy” by providing necessary guidance to entrepreneurs in the early stages of product development and business growth. Read More
Urgent questions surrounding the impact of regulation on growth and innovation in the global economy. Read More
Accountants as Navigators—Guiding Your Organization from Where It Is to Where It Wants to Be
by Charles Tilley, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | August 10, 2015 |
Charles Tilley, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, discusses the value of professional accountants in business and the critical role they play in making sure their organization has the right focus for the journey it wishes to pursue. Read More
- Diverse Boards Do Better
October 1, 2015 - Economia
- Losing Sleep: Accounting Profession Leaders' Biggest Nightmares
September 29, 2015 - Accounting Today
- Gender Inequality Is Costing the World $28 Trillion
September 29, 2015 - Quartz
- Graduate Premium Higher for Women
September 25, 2015 - Economia
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC