IFAC FOCUS AREAS
- Accountability. Now.
- Adoption of International Standards
- Developing the Global Profession
- Global Representation and Advocacy
- Professional Accountants in Business
- Small and Medium Practices
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. See the full overview.
by PAO Development Committee, IFAC | June 28, 2017
The IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee on what it takes to establish a PAO that is relevant, sustainable, and ready to adopt and implement international standards and best practices.
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Spotlight on Professional Accountants in Business: Nigeria in FocusRotimi Omotoso, CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, discusses the accounting profession and opportunities for accountants in Nigeria.
by Rotimi Omotoso, CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria | January 25, 2016
The Changing Landscape of Learning for Our ProfessionHeather Stober, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager at the American Institute of CPAs discusses the challenges of educating different generations of accountants.
by Heather Stober, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, American Institute of CPAs | January 11, 2016
Creating the "Anticipatory" AccountantAccountants 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.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 6, 2016
The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 29, 2015
News and Resources
There are 1092 news/resources
From CFO to CEO: Being Less Conscientious May Be the Better Path to Success
CFO Innovation - September 9, 2016
The Top People in Public Accounting–2016
Accounting Today - September 8, 2016
Coaching vs. Mentoring
Accounting Today - September 7, 2016
5 Strategies for Younger Accountants to Grow and Succeed
Accounting Web - September 7, 2016
Accountants Sabotaging Their Own Job Search
Public Accountant - September 7, 2016
The End of Accounting?
Accounting Today - September 2, 2016
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