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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
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Two experienced senior finance executives discuss their changing roles.
The Bottom Line podcast series, featuring interviews from the TV series, is now available in a portable audio format.
Motivation and Preparation Can Pave the Path to CFO
November 7, 2014 - Journal of Accountancy
Read how enterprising CPAs can land a coveted finance leadership job
The Traits of Today's CFO: A Handbook for Excelling in an Evolving Role
November 5, 2014 - American Institute of CPAs
Some CFOs may not be comfortable with the responsibilities they are increasingly asked to take on as strategic leaders. The Traits of Today’s CFO: A Handbook for Excelling in an Evolving Role explores in detail controllers’ and CFOs’ critical traits, and explains specifically what actions are required to meet these requirements.
This report is the output from the four expert panel meetings, drawing upon the discussions in those meetings and short case studies of good practice provided by panel members. It is intended to support accounting officers, permanent secretaries and boards in addressing some of the challenges they face.
The purpose of the Principles is to support organizations in benchmarking and improving their management accounting systems. The Principles help the public and private sectors make better decisions, respond appropriately to the risks they face and protect the value they generate.
- CFOs Say Keeping Up with Technology Is No. 1 Concern
June 25, 2015 - Accounting Web
- CFO Workshop by CA Sri Lanka
June 22, 2015 - The Nation
- Making Sense of Technology for CFOs: Sensible Suggestions to Prioritize and Decide
June 18, 2015 - CFO Innovation
- Helen Brand, Chief Executive of ACCA, Comments of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission Report, Non-Educational Barriers to the Elite Professions
June 17, 2015 - ACCA
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