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- 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. Read More
With the power to see into the future and keep global economies afloat, accountants are truly today’s superheroes. See why.
The quicker CFOs can uncover insights, the quicker they can make insight-driven decisions and take actions that can improve the company’s performance.
Research focuses on the business and economic case for gender diversity and what companies can do to achieve equality at all levels.
A speech by Dr. Chen Yugui, Vice President ＆ Secretary General of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) provides information on development of Small-Medium Practices (SMPs) in China.
A speech by Dr. Chen Yugui, Vice President ＆ Secretary General of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) provides historical background about the accounting profession in China, its progress, and direction.
This edition of "Profession in Focus" features Joseph M. Adams, Managing Partner and CEO at McGladrey LLP. Adams discusses how to attract and retain talent in public company auditing profession, including drivers of change and key messages that younger people need to hear about the profession.
Finance business partnering makes an important contribution to improving decision making and ensuring the sustainable success of business. It also widens the career opportunities for management accountants, providing another route to senior management.
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