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.
by Antoni Gómez, IFAC SMP Committee Member | May 16, 2016
The 2015 IFAC Global SMP Survey indicates that changes in technology, globalization, competition, and regulation are together making business more and more complex.
There are 95 articles
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, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | May 18, 2015
Create an Innovative Culture by Looking Outside the ProfessionThe IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway recently sat down with Dr. James Canton, an expert who advises businesses and governments on future trends. In Part I of this three-part series of video Viewpoints, he provides
by Dr. James Canton, CEO and Chairman, Institute for Global Futures | May 5, 2015
Is Your Accounting Firm Ready?New research by futurist Dr. James Canton highlights the relentless pace of change and disruption in business and accounting, and the steps accounting firms need to take to ready themselves for a future shaped by constant innovation and disruption.
by Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB and Paul Thompson, Consultant | May 4, 2015
News and Resources
There are 1667 news/resources
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Public Finance International - November 1, 2016
The Accounting Profession Is Still Worried about Millennials
Going Concern - October 31, 2016
60% of Accounting Firms Have No Women in Senior Roles
CCH Daily - October 31, 2016
Enter the ‘Experience Economy’
Accounting Today - October 31, 2016
The Changing Accountancy Recruitment Process
Economia - October 28, 2016
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