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 102 articles
Unlimited Possibilities for Women in AccountancyHead of the American Institute of CPAs’ Women’s Leadership Initiative discusses the vast opportunities for women in the accountancy profession.
by Yasmine El-Ramly, Senior Technical Manager of Firm Services and Global Alliances, American Institute of CPAs | March 6, 2017
AICPA Chair on Unique Skills of WomenWomen have the right instincts to be excellent accountants and leaders, says Kimberly Ellison-Tayler, Chair of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Global Accounting Strategy Director at Oracle, in a new interview conducted during the AICPA...
by Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, Chair, American Institute of CPAs | March 3, 2017
Transforming IFAC PAIB Meetings for Strategic ImpactDuring 2016, the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee completely changed its meeting structure, with both a positive reception from participants and increased impact overall.
by Rachel Sinha , Consultant, Global Accountancy Profession Support and Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | February 21, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1070 news/resources
ACCA Wars: The Formula Awakens—Star Wars Spoof
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - December 18, 2015
Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
IFAC - August 1, 2011
The DNA of the CFO
EY - March 27, 2017
AAT Becomes First Accountancy Body to Sign Women in Finance Charter
AAT - March 22, 2017
Anton Colella: Leadership 4.0
ICAS - March 2, 2017
CPA Canada’s Joy Thomas Appointed to National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy
CPA Canada - March 1, 2017
Advancing Women in Leadership: Q&A
CPA Canada - February 14, 2017
5 Tech Predictions for Finance in 2017
Accounting Today - January 25, 2017
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