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.
by PAO Development Committee, IFAC | June 28, 2017
The IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee on what it takes to establish a PAO that is relevant, sustainable, and ready to adopt and implement international standards and best practices.
There are 627 articles
Core & More: Making Reporting SmarterCore & More aims to establish “smarter” corporate reporting by organizing financial and non-financial information in a more connected, logical, and structure way.
by Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO, Accountancy Europe and Ben Renier, Manager, Corporate and Public Sector Reporting, Accountancy Europe | December 4, 2017
Focusing on the Public Interest Should Imply Passion for the Public SectorProfessional accountants and public sector entities are natural partners in protecting the public interest.
by Martin Dees, Strategic Audit Expert, The Netherlands Court of Audit; Peter Eimers, Professor of Auditing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Partner, PwC; and Peter Verheij, Alderman, Municipality of Alblasserdam | November 30, 2017
Confidence in Non-Financial Information Next FrontierA lack of confidence in non-financial information is hindering its utility for users assessing an organization’s performance and potential for long term value creation—using their knowledge of management and process control, professional...
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | November 28, 2017
News and Resources
There are 9763 news/resources
Key Performance Indicators: A Tool for Audit Committees
CPA Canada - December 5, 2017
Why Are We Still Auditing On-Site?
Journal of Accountancy - December 5, 2017
Creating Value: Benefits to Investors
IIRC - December 5, 2017
Directors' Guide for Financial Reporting
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand - December 4, 2017
FMA Discusses Their Audit Quality Monitoring Key Findings for 2017
CPA Australia - December 4, 2017
CPA Canada and FEI Canada: How Management Contributes to Audit Quality
CPA Canada - December 4, 2017
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