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- 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.
Despite all the unpredictability in 2016, the accounting profession was still fairly optimistic—all things considered.
There are 104 articles
Perspectives on Strengthening Small- and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs): Part FourPart Four of the nine-part video series: IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini offers an international outlook on the importance of networking in building and cultivating relationships between SMPs and SMEs.
by Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | February 23, 2015
Perspectives on Strengthening Small-and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs): Part ThreeIn Part Three of a nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini discusses new service offerings firms can provide to their SME clients.
by Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | February 11, 2015
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
News and Resources
There are 1740 news/resources
This Is the Difference between Business Success and Failure
In the Black - December 1, 2016
How to Grow a Profitable Business Valuation Practice
CPA Practice Advisor - November 29, 2016
Review: Accounting Isn't Dead, Just Depreciating
Reuters - November 28, 2016
Generation X Client Issues: Providing for Their Children’s Education
Accounting Web - November 28, 2016
Workplace Gripes Adding to UK Productivity Woes
Economia - November 28, 2016
SEC Names Bricker Chief Accountant
Journal of Accountancy - November 23, 2016
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