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 139 articles
SMEs Must Look to Multinational Neighbors to Realize Growth AmbitionsSmall and medium enterprises (SMEs) dominate the world business stage—they are estimated to account for almost 95% of enterprises worldwide and approximately 60% of private sector employment. They are key engines of job creation and
by Gail McEvoy, Principal Partner, McEvoy Craig Accountants & Auditors and IFAC Board Member | January 12, 2016
Creating the "Anticipatory" AccountantAccountants must become more "anticipatory" if they want to be ready to tackle new opportunities in the future, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 6, 2016
Avoiding Baker’s Law: Bad Customers Drive Out Good CustomersBest-selling author, Ron Baker discusses the importance of qualifying your customers and understanding how they impact overall client relationships and performance.
by Ronald J. Baker, Founder, VeraSage Institute | January 6, 2016
The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | December 29, 2015
Why Attend the Digital CPA Conference? An Interview with Barry Melancon, President and CEO, American Institute of CPAsIn only a few years, the American Institute of CPAs’ Digital CPA conference has established itself as an event with something for accountants of all stripes, and a community that exists even after the last session ends.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | December 23, 2015
News and Resources
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