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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
Each of the four stages of a team operates differently. Are you leading the highest-performing team?
Aims to reflect on the Philosophy for Accountancy programme that we piloted and to help us challenge existing thinking and invite further discourse by posing new questions.
One of the key challenges in running an international business is to operate globally in a world that is becoming less global than it has been in previous years - this is the view of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Managing Partner Kevin Ellis.
In today’s fast-paced global economy, we need to innovate to stay relevant and for our businesses to thrive. There’s constant talk about the significance of innovation—what it is and how we’re striving for more of it.
Videos and presentations from the National Finance Olympiad 2015, which featured the expertise of finance professionals throughout Pakistan. The event was held at the Karachi and Lahore offices of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).
Graeme Menzies CA talks to Robert Outram about his move from a Big Four firm into the entreprenurial world of morphsuits, and his vision for the future of the costume company.
This infographic offers insights into how forward-thinking firms are finding, recruiting and retaining the Millennials who are the future of the profession.
- Why Accounting Will Always Matter for CFOs
May 23, 2016 - CFO.com
- Succession Issues Likely to Fuel Urgency around Retention of Women CPAs
May 18, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
- Attack of the Digital Disruptors: Can CFOs Anticipate What’s Coming?
May 16, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Female Board Representation
May 11, 2016 - Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
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