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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
Big Data offers unlimited potential to change the way business is done. Still, most organizations are struggling to get useful insights from their data. Management accountants can help.
Ethics Education Toolkit Study Guides
February 20, 2015 - International Accounting Education Standards Board
The five scenarios of the “Ethics In Business” guidance illustrates the use of an ethical decision-making model that assists in developing learners’ ethical judgment.
This self-assessment could help point you and your organization in the right direction.
This website features more than 1,500 articles, publications, videos, webcasts and self-study courses to support lifelong learning for CGMA designation holders, helping them to sustain a competitive advantage
Yahoo Finance Chief on the Changing Role of the CFO
February 12, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman explains how the top finance job has changed in recent years.
Baker Hughes uses a three-step process that assesses finance employees’ skills, offers learning, and holds employees accountable for their own development.
Get Your AAAs in Gear Staying Ahead of Targeted Cyber Attacks
February 3, 2015 - Accountancy Ireland
The CFO's role in the battle against cyber-crime
- Are You Sufficiently Involving Your CFO in Your Strategy Planning?
February 5, 2016 - Strategy Blocks
- Deloitte CFO Insights: Facing (and Embracing) Strategic Risks
February 3, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Accountancy Students Push for Online-Only Training
February 2, 2016 - Accountancy Age
- The Future of Indian Business Education
January 27, 2016 - The Economist
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