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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. Read More
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In It to Win It: What Leading Finance Functions Are Doing Differently
August 11, 2015 - PwC
What are the characteristics of the finance functions leading the pack?
This paper outlines examples of how work is evolving and make suggestions for updates to curriculum to help students be prepared.
A Practical Approach to Measuring Internal Audit Performance
September 17, 2014 - PwC
Building on key findings from PwC’s 2014 State of the Internal Audit Profession study, this paper explores how internal audit functions can leverage metrics to both communicate the value they are providing as well as drive results.
A look at the key workforce trends from around the world using data from PwC’s Saratoga benchmarking database.
This report is a follow-up to PwC's NextGen global generational study.
Finance Transformation: A Lean Approach to Increase Value
July 1, 2013 - PwC
This report considers how a “lean approach” can help transform the back office to achieve and sustain process excellence.
This study captures the various forces at play that are influencing the experience of Millennial employees.
- US CEOs Back Board Diversity, GAAP Adherence in Reform Push
July 25, 2016 - New York Times
- How Blockchain Will Impact Accountants and Auditors
July 22, 2016 - Economia
- New IFAC Research Report Demonstrates Positive Association between Business Performance and Use of Accountants
July 22, 2016 - IFAC
- Accountants Must Rebrand Themselves
July 21, 2016 - Economia
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