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.
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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
How the Accountancy Profession Delivers Public ValueHelen Brand, Chief Executive of the ACCA, discusses acting in the public interest, facilitating sustainable economic development, and supporting ethical business practices.
by Helen Brand, Chief Executive, ACCA | January 25, 2016
Spotlight on Professional Accountants in Business: Nigeria in FocusRotimi Omotoso, CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, discusses the accounting profession and opportunities for accountants in Nigeria.
by Rotimi Omotoso, CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria | January 25, 2016
The Changing Landscape of Learning for Our ProfessionHeather Stober, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager at the American Institute of CPAs discusses the challenges of educating different generations of accountants.
by Heather Stober, Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, American Institute of CPAs | January 11, 2016
News and Resources
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Accountants Strike Gold at the Olympics
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The Economics of the 2016 Rio Olympics
PKF - August 23, 2016
Accountants Can Expect Bigger Salary Boosts Next Year
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