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- Accountability. Now.
- 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. Read More
The PAIB Committee published this paper to support the global accountancy profession in responding to changing expectations of society, financial markets, and organizations, and promotes the value of professional accountants in business to their organizations.
Finance business partnering makes an important contribution to improving decision making and ensuring the sustainable success of business. It also widens the career opportunities for management accountants, providing another route to senior management.
What does it take to make partner?
Firms need planning and persistence to survive on the most competitive battlefield in recent memory for hiring skilled accountants.
Hear from Barry Doyle Chief Financial Officer at Storyful. Barry has seen what work as a Chartered Accountant can be like from many angles - large practice, working abroad, in small companies and large multi-nationals.
Discussing the different generations’ approaches to evaluation.
This is the third in a series of Critical Success Factors reports which consider the vital issues faced by business leaders in key financial markets worldwide.
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October 1, 2015 - Economia
- Losing Sleep: Accounting Profession Leaders' Biggest Nightmares
September 29, 2015 - Accounting Today
- Gender Inequality Is Costing the World $28 Trillion
September 29, 2015 - Quartz
- Graduate Premium Higher for Women
September 25, 2015 - Economia
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