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- 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. Read More
Five tips on developing the next generation of leaders.
Companies that encourage collaboration boost employee productivity, but corporate culture frequently works against employees helping each other, research suggests. Find out four ways to overcome these hurdles and unlock employee performance.
Factors That Set Apart Top-Performing Finance Teams
July 13, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
Finance functions of higher-performing businesses focus on efficiency, speed and insight to deliver better value. A global survey by PwC shows that the top performers have a shorter budget cycle and devote more time to analysis and less to data gathering.
PwC offers an eight-step primer for rising above the masses and forging a finance function that drives the business to success.
A skilled and diverse workforce will be essential for businesses to grow and prosper in a future of rapid technological change.
This guidance paper is aimed at audit committees and boards, on the provision of greater assurance and transparency in KPI reporting. The guidance includes a series of characteristics and criteria that committees and boards can refer to during the KPI selection process.
Identifies critical elements of the CFO’s role in protecting his/her organization from cyberattacks, as well as practical recommendations for establishing an effective cybersecurity program.
- 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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