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- Adoption of International Standards
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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
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.
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).
How do you find the people that have the skills to succeed in a more judgment-based role?
Provides leaders with great insight about driving inclusive behaviour and thinking which translate into future business success.
What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed and learn? How should you prioritize what matters? And how do you get comfortable stepping back?
World-Class Finance: Better Analysis, Less Cost, Fewer People
August 18, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
World-class finance organisations are doing more with less–and they have the data to back it up.
Elizabeth Pittelkow of ArrowStream lists the strategic -or soft skills every finance pro should have.
- 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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