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.
There are 107 articles
The Financial Crisis and the G-20: Where Are We Now?In a video interview, the CEO of the Institute of Public Accountants in Australia discusses the role the accountancy profession and IFAC play in keeping financial reporting issues at the top of the G-20 agenda.
by Andrew Conway, Chief Executive, Institute of Public Accountants in Australia | November 2, 2015
A Teacher’s Guide to Using the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway: Part 2 – The Geography of ContentAn examination of how the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway is organized to help students and teachers think about the different facets of the accountancy profession. Part 2 in a 3-part series.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | October 30, 2015
A Teacher’s Guide to the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway: Part 1–Transcending the Google MentalityThe IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway can be incredibly useful for accountancy educators and their students—curated information can be vastly useful in the digital age when so much is information is available it can become too much information.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | October 14, 2015
Putting the Focus on Building CFOs and Their TeamsIn 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...
by Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CAE, IMA President and CEO | October 5, 2015
Help Shape the Guide to Management Accounting PrinciplesThe British Standards Institute is looking for your input and feedback on its guide to management accounting principles.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | September 25, 2015
News and Resources
There are 1090 news/resources
Accountants Strike Gold at the Olympics
Accounting Web - August 23, 2016
The Economics of the 2016 Rio Olympics
PKF - August 23, 2016
Accountants Can Expect Bigger Salary Boosts Next Year
Accounting Today - August 23, 2016
Answering Your Career Accountancy Questions
Economia - August 23, 2016
Preparing Your Company for Change and Disruption
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - August 22, 2016
Biggest Innovators Are Mid-Market, Deloitte Survey Says
Accounting Today - August 22, 2016
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