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 105 articles
Up-Close with Yacoob Suttar, Managing Director & CEO, Asia Petroleum LimitedCEO and PAIB Committee member advises young accountants working in business to acquire a broad leadership perspective.
by Yacoob Suttar, Managing Director & CEO, Asia Petroleum Limited | March 18, 2016
How the IAESB Can Address Future Needs in Accounting EducationIn a two-part video, Greg Owens, International Accounting Education Standards Board member, outlines some of the issues the IAESB will consider in the future, which are addressed in the IAESB Consultation Paper, Meeting Future Expectations of...
by Greg Owens, Director, Global Assurance, BDO | March 1, 2016
Up-Close with Henny Kapteijn, Non-Executive Director, Achmea Investment ManagementOne of the Directors for one of the largest suppliers of financial services in the Netherlands discusses her experiences as an accountant in the investment industry.
by Henny Kapteijn, Non-Executie Director, Achmea Investment Management | February 16, 2016
Up-Close with Alan Johnson, Non-executive Director and Former CFO, Jerónimo MartinsThe Non-executive director and former CFO for a multinational corporation provides his perspective on what accountants, and their accompanying skillsets, bring to the table for corporations and organizations.
by Alan Johnson, Non-executive Director and Former CFO, Jerónimo Martins | February 4, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1086 news/resources
A Tip for Finance Leadership: Kiss Down, Not Up, and Kick Up When Needed
CFO Innovation - September 30, 2016
Agility, Adaptability to Be an Important Key for CFOs
Khaleej Times - September 29, 2016
New IAESB Guidance Promotes Awareness and Proper Application of International Accounting Education Entry Requirements
International Accounting Education Standards Board - September 29, 2016
Significant Global Accountancy Profession Appointments Announced by IFAC
IFAC - September 21, 2016
Australia Warns Multinationals and Advisers against Trying to Avoid "Google Tax"
Economia - September 19, 2016
What Kind of Leader Are You?
ICAS - September 9, 2016
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