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 130 articles
Attracting and Retaining New Talent: The Case for SMPsIFAC SMP Committee Member Mats Olsson discusses talent recruitment strategies for SMPs in today's competitive marketplace.
by Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Deputy Chair and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | November 30, 2015
Is an International Accounting Association the Global Advantage Your Firm Needs?Joining an international association of firms can greatly benefit small- and medium-sized practices.
by Franz Schweiger, Managing Director and Partner, BF Consulting | November 16, 2015
Insights from the 2014 IFAC Global SMP Survey: A Comparison of Uganda and the Rest of the WorldHow do the services offered, concerns, and anticipated challenges of small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) in Uganda compare to the rest of the world?
by Dr. Hajj Twaha Kigongo Kaawaase, Partner, Sejjaaka, Kaawaase & Co. | November 2, 2015
The Importance of Winning the Beauty ContestThe business world’s version of the beauty contest – those award schemes, surveys and rankings of great places to work such as Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For - seem to increasingly earn headlines
by Fayez Choudhury, Chief Executive Officer, IFAC | October 20, 2015
SMPs: Heed the Call of the 2015 IFAC Survey! (And Why You Should)As IFAC once more surveys the global constituency of small- and medium-sized practitioners (SMPs) and asks about the key challenges and opportunities they face, one professional makes the case for why SMPs should place greater emphasis on...
by Lynn Johannson, President, E2M | October 9, 2015
News and Resources
There are 1825 news/resources
Coming Soon–DCPA Webcast: Get Unstuck and Grow
CPA.com - May 24, 2017
What Is Keeping Most Practices Up at Night?
Accounting Web - May 23, 2017
Blockchain: Re-Imagining Multi-Party Transactions for Businesses
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants - May 22, 2017
5 Process Improvement Strategy Trends of Future-Ready Firms
Accounting Web - May 22, 2017
Digital Future: A Framework for Future Digital Reporting
Financial Reporting Council - May 19, 2017
7 Benefits of Blogging for Accounting Firms
Accounting Web - May 17, 2017
Get The Latest. Sent twice monthly.