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- Professional Accountants in Business
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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
4 Steps to Developing Professionals through Sponsorship
September 21, 2015 - AICPA Insights
Increasing the number of women and minorities in leadership roles is a priority for many firms. Learn how your firm or organization can develop a successful sponsorship program.
Through continuous learning and reasoned but rapid analysis, professionals can become better critical thinkers.
Robert Half and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) surveyed accounting and finance staff to learn what motivates them in the workplace. The survey results provide essential insights into what factors make employees want to build a career with a company.
IMA and ACCA explore future challenges facing the accounting profession on joint website.
This synthesizes key lessons learned in terms of what audit committees generally want from their CFOs.
NY Times Best-Selling Author Daniel Burrus discusses the pace of change and how accounting and finance professionals can learn anticipation.
Resilience-Building Tips to Help You Perform under Pressure
September 8, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
This article discusses how to build resilience and improve performance under pressure.
- Great Experiential Learning Is Key to Growing Top Talent
July 25, 2016 - Accounting Today
- US CEOs Back Board Diversity, GAAP Adherence in Reform Push
July 25, 2016 - New York Times
- New IFAC Research Report Demonstrates Positive Association between Business Performance and Use of Accountants
July 22, 2016 - IFAC
- How Blockchain Will Impact Accountants and Auditors
July 22, 2016 - Economia
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