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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.
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.
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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 Bhumi Jariwala, Assistant Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 15, 2015 |
The Millennial generation has a unique aptitude that offers practical advantages to succeed in business and create value in the digital age. Read More
Exploring Artificial Intelligence & the Accountancy Profession: Opportunity, Threat, Both, Neither?
by Bhumi Jariwala, Assistant Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 1, 2015 | 2
What does the emergence of artificial intelligence mean for professional accountants and the profession? Read More
Four key areas that CFOs should address when conducting meetings with boards. Read More
The Open Workforce and the Quiet Revolution in Talent Management
by Gillian Lees, Head of Research and Development, CIMA | November 11, 2014 |
A quiet revolution is taking place in the way that talent and ideas are being developed due to the dramatic increase in externally managed freelancers and other business partners, and finance professionals have an important role to play. Read More
Global Engagement and the Future of the Profession: Reflections from the AAA Annual Meeting
by Gary Pflugrath, Director, Public Policy & Regulation, IFAC | August 15, 2014 |
The 2014 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting raised a number of globally relevant questions and issues, including preparing the future generation of accountants, corporate board responsibility, regulatory convergence, and US ethnocentrism in a globalized world. Read More
- Future CFO: How to Be a Business Partner, Not Just a Scorekeeper
July 20, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- CFOs Say Keeping Up with Technology Is No. 1 Concern
June 25, 2015 - Accounting Web
- CFO Workshop by CA Sri Lanka
June 22, 2015 - The Nation
- Making Sense of Technology for CFOs: Sensible Suggestions to Prioritize and Decide
June 18, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
August 1, 2011 - IFAC