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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
Research by Robert Half highlights a new skills gap for finance departments that want to make the transition from traditional accounting roles to ones that help other departments optimize performance, make better business decisions, and improve risk management.
Drawing on studies of executives and leaders of finance teams, The Traits of Today's CFO develops a picture of the contemporary and future controller and CFO and tells you how to powerfully perform in these roles. Includes checklists, self-assessments, position descriptions, coaching exercises, and other practical tools to make this book useful to your work now and your own evolving career.
Informs those charged with fiduciary management of enterprises why ethics can no longer be treated as a discretionary cost to the business. Management of the ethical dimension is instead a significant contributor to financial success. This is highlighted through the use of examples of how leading corporations are integrating ethical management into business practices, change programs, and fraud, risk, and compliance systems.
From Strategic Finance magazine, an evaluation of the education, experience, performance, and gender of some top chief financial officers (CFOs) examines the skill set that can help today’s CFOs best address three key dimensions: strategy, process, and performance measurement.
Presents a balanced picture of the impact of big data on the accountancy and finance professions in the coming 5-10 years by identifying specific opportunities and challenges for the accountancy and finance professions
CFO Insights, Ajit Kambil, global research director for Deloitte’s CFO Program, draws from his experience leading the Deloitte CFO Transition Lab program worldwide to explain how CFOs may become pragmatic strategists and in the process identify opportunities for finance to create value.
This article identified “masters” of finance as being well integrated with the enterprise as a whole and being “masters” of certain specific, advanced financial capabilities.
- The Changing Face of Accounting
May 19, 2015 - DNA India
- How CFOs Can Improve Their Collaboration with CIOs
May 11, 2015 - CPA Insider
- CFO to CEO (p. 33)
May 5, 2015 - AccountancySA
- 7 Ways CFOs Can Keep up with Rapid Changes in Technology
May 4, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
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