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.
There are 106 articles
Unlocking the Full Potential for a Global Accountancy Profession through TradeInternational trade is the world’s growth engine, and today’s international trade agenda is an opportunity not to be missed by the accountancy profession.
by the Honorable Pierre Pettigrew, Executive Advisor – International, Deloitte Canada, Former Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada | November 4, 2014
Профессиональные бухгалтерские организации: в период экономического кризиса на первый план выходит работа с предприятиями малого и среднего бизнесаБудучи профессиональными бухгалтерскими организациями (ПБО), члены МФБ работают в интересах общества. Они вносят вклад в установление стандартов, регулирование, обеспечение качества, образование, проверку, социальную ответственность бизнеса. Но...
by Автор — Эмонн Сиггинс (Eamonn Siggins), исполнительный директор CPA Ireland | October 28, 2014
Professional Accountancy Organizations: Serving SMEs Is Critical in Times of Economic CrisisAs professional accountancy organizations (PAOs), IFAC member bodies serve the public interest in a variety of ways. They contribute to standard setting, regulation, quality assurance, education, examinations, corporate social responsibility, and...
by Eamonn Siggins, Chief Executive Officer, CPA Ireland | October 28, 2014
Роль профессиональных бухгалтеров в нормальном функционировании системы налогообложенияВ последнее время во многих секторах экономики и среди политиков ведутся споры о роли налогообложения в обществе, приемлемых объемах налогового планирования и поведении налогоплательщиков.
by Автор — Рассел Гатри (Russell Guthrie), исполнительный директор МФБ по связям со специалистами и финансовыми директорами | September 30, 2014
The Role of Professional Accountants in the Proper Functioning of Taxation SystemsThere has been much recent debate in many sectors of the economy and among politicians about the role of taxation in society, the extent to which tax planning is appropriate, and taxpayer behavior.
by Russell Guthrie, Executive Director, Professional Relations, and CFO, IFAC | September 30, 2014
News and Resources
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AICPA and CIMA Add All Major Practice Areas to 'Competency and Learning' Site
Accounting Today - August 9, 2016
The Case for Cultural Intelligence
CGMA Magazine - August 5, 2016
Game-Changing Women's Initiatives at CPA Firms
Accounting Today - August 2, 2016
Deloitte CFO Insights: It Takes More Than ‘Dr. No’ to Create Value
CFO Innovation - August 2, 2016
Five Essential Business Skills Needed in Accounting
Institute of Management Accountants - August 2, 2016
Welcome to the New Age of Uncertainty
Guardian - August 1, 2016
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