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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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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. Read More
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 |
What does research tell us about the relationship between accountancy expertise and business performance? Read More
Accounting Firms and Resource Management
by Cathy Foley, Director of Technical Sales, XCM Solutions | July 22, 2016 |
Accounting firms should be maximizing their resource management capabilities—it can help your firm accomplish more as well as connect more firmly with staff. Read More
Accountants influence cost control; ultimately it is your organization’s culture that ensures cost-control efforts are effective. Read More
Using Your Accounting Experience to Make a Difference: Cathy Foley on Her Role in the Software Industry
by Cathy Foley, Director of Technical Sales, XCM Solutions | April 18, 2016 |
Cathy Foley, Director of Technical Sales at XCM Solutions, discusses how she applied her accounting background to transition into the accounting software industry. Read More
Accountancy Evolution: Eye on the Future–The Editor’s Review Series No. 4
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | April 5, 2016 |
A brief review of Gateway articles that cover the future of financial management, leadership and emerging technologies that will impact the accounting profession. Read More
- Panama Papers Taskforce Investigating 30 Cases
November 9, 2016 - Economia
- Largest Annual Global SMP Survey—Now Open
November 4, 2016 - IFAC
- How Is Your FP&A Function Performing Compared with Your Competitors?
October 17, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- New North-South Joint Venture between ACCA and ICPAK to Support Accountancy Development
October 7, 2016 - IFAC
- Project and Investment Appraisal for Sustainable Value Creation
August 14, 2013 - IFAC
- Predictive Business Analytics: Improving Business Performance with Forward-Looking Measures
November 13, 2011 - IFAC
- Evaluating and Improving Costing in Organizations
June 30, 2009 - IFAC