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.
The “Anticipatory Accountant” and demonstrating personal accountability in leadership were among the key themes discussed at Digital CPA in Las Vegas—the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway team provides coverage of the speakers and trends.
There are 105 articles
Accountants: Helping Build a “Maker’s Economy”Accountants can play an important role in fostering the “Maker’s Economy” by providing necessary guidance to entrepreneurs in the early stages of product development and business growth.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | September 18, 2015
Moving Forward, TogetherIn this video Viewpoint, Olivia Kirtley, President of the International Federation of Accountants, makes the business case for diversity and inclusion, and its importance for the accountancy profession. She notes
by Olivia Kirtley, Past President, IFAC | August 11, 2015
Accountants as Navigators—Guiding Your Organization from Where It Is to Where It Wants to BeCharles Tilley, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, discusses the value of professional accountants in business and the critical role they play in making sure their organization has the right focus for the...
by Charles Tilley, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | August 10, 2015
News and Resources
There are 1086 news/resources
Soft Skills Crucial for Senior Finance Career, ICAEW Finds
Economia - August 18, 2016
Technology: The Life or Death Question for the Profession
Economia - August 18, 2016
Ten Accounting Interview Questions to Ask Every Time
Small Biz Trends - August 17, 2016
Fayezul Choudhury Nominated for the 2016 TA & IAB Lifetime Achievement Award
The Accountant - August 16, 2016
Accounting Principals Announces Record Number of Rio Athletes in Athlete Career and Education Program
Accounting Today - August 16, 2016
Attracting & Retaining Finance Personnel in the Public Sector
Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants - August 16, 2016
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