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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
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
Up-Close with Paul Urquhart, General Manager, Finance, Postal, and Retail, Australia Post
by Paul Urquhart, General Manager, Finance, Postal, and Retail, Australia Post | March 1, 2016 |
How can professional accountants in business work with their organizations to develop and implement new ideas? Read More
- Financial Planning and Analysis: Selecting the Right Organizational Model
August 3, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Welcome to the New Age of Uncertainty
August 1, 2016 - Guardian
- How Blockchain Will Impact Accountants and Auditors
July 22, 2016 - Economia
- Where Machines Could Replace Humans—and Where They Can't (Yet)
July 12, 2016 - McKinsey&Company
- 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