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||
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.
Information and best practice tips to help small- and medium-sized practices attract new clients, identified in the IFAC Global SMP survey as one of the top challenges firms face.
There are 115 articles
Is It Time to Make Your Rival an Ally?As pressures have long been increasing for companies across all industries to form or join alliances, accounting practices might learn something by looking outside the profession.
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | June 12, 2015
Perspectives on Strengthening Small- and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs): Part SevenIn Part Seven of the nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini shares his ideas on staff development and technological awareness.
by Giancarlo Attolini, Past Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | June 1, 2015
Accountants as Partners in Crime Prevention & ReportingSamantha McDonough shares some key corruption indicators that can help accountants capitalize on their ability to spot anomalies or irregular activity through their preparation of financial information to help prevent and report crime.
by Samantha McDonough, Professional Standards Support Manager, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | May 21, 2015
Prepare for the Future Using Predictive AwarenessDr. James Canton, an expert who advises businesses and governments on future trends, discusses “predictive awareness.” Accountants, and the profession, can use predictive awareness to identify opportunities for new
by Dr. James Canton, CEO and Chairman, Institute for Global Futures | May 19, 2015
Perspectives on Strengthening Small- and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs): Parts Five and SixIn Parts Five and Six of the nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini discusses the IFAC Guide to Practice Management for SMPs , the concept of value pricing, and the need to embrace social media as a key marketing...
by Giancarlo Attolini, Past Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | May 18, 2015
News and Resources
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Artificial Intelligence Comes to Financial Statement Audits
CFO.com - February 21, 2017
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