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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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This website features more than 1,500 articles, publications, videos, webcasts and self-study courses to support lifelong learning for CGMA designation holders, helping them to sustain a competitive advantage
An infographic showing four key areas of focus for local government leaders around the world: transformation, transparency, talent and technology.
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 CGMA Competency Framework is designed to help management accountants and their employers understand the knowledge requirements and assess the skills needed for both current and desired roles. The framework is underpinned by the need for objectivity, integrity, and ethical behaviour, and includes a commitment to continuously acquire new skills and knowledge.
This report shares learning gained through talking to employers and hosting roundtables, such as the CIMA Forum and other research conducted or commissioned by CIMA, particularly a major academic research project at the CIMA Centre of Excellence at the University of Bath School of Management
Based on discussions between finance professionals from leading companies at CIMA roundtables, this discussion paper explore the context of finance function change in facilitating and driving management support with a particular regard to independence and objectivity.
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August 26, 2015 - Fast Company
- How to Respond When Someone Insults Your Profession
August 20, 2015 - Accounting Web
- CFOs Outpace Their Bosses in Pay Increases
August 19, 2015 - Wall Street Journal
- AICPA Trends Report Finds Accounting Enrollments Reach an All-Time High
August 17, 2015 - AICPA Insights
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