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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Performance & Financial Management
Professional accountants will use many performance & financial management methods and approaches to help their organization deliver its objectives, goals, targets, and strategies. Performance & financial management encompasses all of the management, process, and behavioral aspects of strategy execution and monitoring performance. See the full overview.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 15, 2015
What does the emergence of artificial intelligence mean for professional accountants and the profession?
There are 61 articles
Where Machines Could Replace Accountants—and Where They Can't (Yet)Technology poses a threat to the accountancy profession as automation could replace much of the work accountants do, according to experts—the profession must accelerate its move into tasks and activities less susceptible to automation such as...
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | September 6, 2016
Surviving the Challenge of Running Your Own BusinessIn a new ICAEW report, Audit Insights: Small Businesses , auditors identify barriers that need to be overcome to ease the challenge of building a sustainable, profitable business.
by Peter Mandich, Manager, Audit & Assurance, ICAEW | September 2, 2016
Research Insights—Accountancy Expertise and Business PerformanceWhat does research tell us about the relationship between accountancy expertise and business performance?
by Catalin Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania and Nadia Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania | July 25, 2016
News and Resources
There are 659 news/resources
Women Unbound: Unleashing Female Entrepreneurial Potential
PwC - August 14, 2017
Fintech: Transforming Finance
ACCA - April 12, 2017
Public Finances in Practice: Insights from Senior European Public Finance Professionals
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - March 2, 2017
A Hitchhiker’s Guide to IT Security Governance and Risk Management
CSO - January 17, 2017
Multi-factor Authentication: The New Security Standard for Accounting Firms
Accounting Today - December 28, 2016
Blockchain Promises Accountants, Auditors and Their Clients Better Data Sooner And Cheaper
NASDAQ - December 28, 2016
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