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.
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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
Exploring Artificial Intelligence & the Accountancy Profession: Opportunity, Threat, Both, Neither?What does the emergence of artificial intelligence mean for professional accountants and the profession?
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 1, 2015
Perspectives of the Accountancy Profession over the Next Decade – A Scenario AnalysisAccountants are faced with many challenges that will affect the profession, such as changes in national regulatory frameworks or the influence of IT on auditing. It is crucial that accountants prepare for...
by Klaus Backhaus, University of Münster, Institute of Business-to-Business Marketing; Hans-Jürgen Kirsch, University of Münster, Institute of Accounting and Auditing; and Christina Rossinelli, University of Münster, Institute of Business-to-Business Marketing | February 24, 2015
News and Resources
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How to Get a Free Degree from Your Future Employer
Bloomberg - August 9, 2016
Big Data in HR: Unlocking the Big Potential Behind Big Data
HR.com - August 9, 2016
AICPA and CIMA Add All Major Practice Areas to 'Competency and Learning' Site
Accounting Today - August 9, 2016
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