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.
by PAO Development Committee, IFAC | June 28, 2017
The IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee on what it takes to establish a PAO that is relevant, sustainable, and ready to adopt and implement international standards and best practices.
There are 107 articles
We Need to Be Grandly Ambitious: Lessons from Accountancy’s HistoryIn the past, accountants played key leadership roles in statecraft and policymaking, accounting historian Professor Jacob Soll teaches. To get back to a similar place will require individual accountants and our profession to take on new roles, and
by Jacob Soll, Professor, Journalist, University of Southern California | July 26, 2016
Closing the Divide between Emerging and Established LeadersAccounting firms should be proactive in encouraging younger leaders to improve dialogue with older, more established leaders.
by Jennifer Wilson, Co-founder & Partner, ConvergenceCoaching, LLC | July 22, 2016
Building Profitable Advisory Services: Specialize Your Young TalentWhat’s the best way to make young accountants valued, productive advisors?
by Bill Reeb, CPA, CITP, CGMA, Chief Executive Officer, Succession Institute, LLC | July 7, 2016
AICPA PracTech Leads the Way to the FutureAICPA PracTech 2016 shines light on the future of the accounting profession as new technologies, advisory services, and leadership approaches transform the workplace.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 27, 2016
Providing Leadership in a Digital WorldThe accountancy profession is changing as new technologies increasingly impact the business environment. Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales believes that the profession needs to be ready to adapt to these changes in
by Michael Izza, FCA, Chief Executive, ICAEW | June 14, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1090 news/resources
Building the Case for Gender Equality
CPA Canada - November 14, 2016
9 Reasons Why Accountants Are Superheroes
In the Black - November 8, 2016
Journey to Business Partnering: How I Became an FP&A Professional
CFO Innovation - November 3, 2016
The Voices of Tomorrow
Accounting Today - November 2, 2016
Predictive Analytics: An Essential Tool for Today’s CFO
CFO.com - November 1, 2016
CIMA President Becomes First Chair of ‘New’ Association
Accountancy Age - November 1, 2016
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