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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To help improve the management and operational efficiency of practices, especially small- and medium-sized accountancy practices (SMPs), this area is intended to help those managing practices to address opportunities and challenges; improve their competitiveness, profitability, and sustainability; enhance their expertise, competence, and efficiency; create an environment conducive to the provision of high-quality services; and showcase global best practices and latest practice management techniques. See the full overview.
by Catalin Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania and Nadia Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania | October 3, 2016
An updated research report explores the latest literature on the role of small- and-medium practices (SMPs) in the provision of business support to small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs).
There are 102 articles
Small Business MattersThe first report from the ICAEW’s Small Business Matters Program, The 99.9%: Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses , takes a close look at the small business community and their use of accountancy services.
by Henry Irving, Head of Audit and Assurance Faculty, ICAEW | January 21, 2015
Perspectives on Strengthening Small-and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs): Parts One and TwoIn Parts One and Two of a nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini discusses the importance of SMEs to the global economy, the role of accountants as trusted business advisors, and the use and benefits of engagements to...
by Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | January 13, 2015
The Evolving Advisory Role of SMPs in Supporting the Internationalization of SMEsIn today’s global economy, small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs) are increasingly expanding their operations beyond their home jurisdictions, and they are looking to their accountants for support. As trusted business advisors, accountants can...
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs and | December 18, 2014
It’s All about Culture—And Culture Starts at the TopCarla M. McCall, Co-President Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs, provides insights into some of the features that make for a winning corporate culture.
by Carla M. McCall, Co-President Alexander Aronson Finning CPAs | December 1, 2014
Growing Your Practice: Agreed-Upon Procedures EngagementsRecognizing that agreed-upon procedures engagements have the potential to be an attractive and fast-growing service offering to SMEs, the IFAC SMP Committee is interested in how these engagements are being performed under ISRS 4400, Engagements...
by Dawn McGeachy, IFAC SMP Committee Member & Chair of the Implementation Guidance Task Force and Christopher Arnold, Technical Manager, SME & SMP Affairs, IFAC | October 28, 2014
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