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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 PAIB Committee published this paper to support the global accountancy profession in responding to changing expectations of society, financial markets, and organizations, and promotes the value of professional accountants in business to their organizations.
Anton Colella, ICAS CEO: We Must All Adapt to Thrive in 2017
January 3, 2017 - ICAS
Anton Colella, ICAS Chief Executive, shares the vital role that CAs have in making businesses fit for the future.
The uncertainty of the past year seems to have had little impact on CA salaries and careers, according to the latest ICAS survey.
Aswath Damodaran, a Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at NYU, provides a blog about corporate finance, valuation, and other topics.
ICAS provides its recommended selection of the best TED Talks for CAs looking for a few inspiring thoughts.
ACCA Non-Executive Director and Trustee Resource Center
December 1, 2016 - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Professional accountants have a key role to play as Non-executive directors (NEDs) and trustees across all sectors - public, private and voluntary - as they can contribute hugely to ensuring viability and good stewardship of assets. ACCA brought together a series of articles to help them to explore a career in NEDs or trusteeship in what can be a challenging process.
Management Is All in the Timing
November 16, 2016 - Strategy + Business
The most successful leaders are highly aware of their colleagues’ pace and sense of urgency — and continually adapt to them.
- New ACCA Survey Finds Young Professionals Seek Rapid Career Change, Promotion
November 28, 2016 - Accounting Today
- IFAC Names Rachel Grimes as President
November 23, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Can Global Capitalism Be Saved?
November 16, 2016 - Economia
- 9 Reasons Why Accountants Are Superheroes
November 8, 2016 - In the Black
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