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.
|Global Knowledge Gateway||
The recent financial and economic crises exposed many corporate governance weaknesses—but, at the same time, they created momentum for change. Effective governance encourages better organizational decision making, accountability, and robust scrutiny of organizational performance. Accountants are in an excellent position to ensure that governance is integrated into the very DNA of their organizations, which has been identified as critical to its effectiveness. See the full overview.
Inspire, Implement, Assure—How Internal Auditors Can Leverage the International Framework Good Governance in the Public Sector
by Jim Pelletier, Managing Director, Institute of Internal Auditor’s American Center for Government Auditing and Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 11, 2016
Public sector internal auditors can enhance their organizational governance by leveraging the guidance within the International Framework Good Governance in the Public Sector .
There are 32 articles
Public Sector Governance at Work: Chileans Zooming In on How their Taxes Are SpentGood governance in the public sector in action! A web portal from the Chilean Supreme Audit Institution allows citizens to evaluate public services and the associated use of public resources.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | April 22, 2015
Basel Principles on Enhancing Corporate Governance—Will Revisions Be Enough to Invoke True Change?The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision recently proposed enhancements to its corporate governance principles—are the changes enough to make a difference and avoid future crises and organizational failures?
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | April 1, 2015
When Revised Doesn’t Mean Different—The OECD Corporate Governance PrinciplesThe OECD has released a revised draft of its Corporate Governance Principles—but how revised are they?
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | March 23, 2015
Promoting Better Corporate Disclosure—15 Years of the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs' Awards ProgramStriving to create a culture and environment of good governance, 15 years ago the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs established the Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards.
by Peter Tisman, Director, Advocacy and Practice Development, Hong Kong Institute of CPAs | March 9, 2015
News and Resources
There are 395 news/resources
Principles of Corporate Governance
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - January 27, 2004
Supreme Audit Institutions and Good Governance Oversight, Insight and Foresight
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - October 5, 2016
Hong Kong Loses Out to Singapore in Corporate Governance Survey
South China Morning Post - September 29, 2016
Stronger Governance and Less Regulation Will Help #BuildTrust with Citizens, IFAC and ICAEW Joint Report Says
IFAC - September 29, 2016
Cleaning Up the Mess under the Bed: Why Intercompany Accounting Is Increasing Corporate Risk
Deloitte - September 26, 2016
Get The Latest. Sent twice monthly.