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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. Read More
by Paul Thompson, Director, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC | June 12, 2015 |
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. Read More
Perspectives on Strengthening Small- and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs): Part Seven
by Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | June 1, 2015 |
In Part Seven of the nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini shares his ideas on staff development and technological awareness. Read More
Accountants as Partners in Crime Prevention & Reporting
by Samantha McDonough, Professional Standards Support Manager, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants | May 21, 2015 |
Samantha 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. Read More
Perspectives on Strengthening Small- and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs): Parts Five and Six
by Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | May 18, 2015 |
In 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 strategy. Read More
Imagine Tomorrow: A New World for Accountants–Part One: Your Visions
by Dr. James Canton, CEO and Chairman, Institute for Global Futures | May 4, 2015 |
Dr. James Canton, CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures, discusses the future of accountants and the need to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape in the first of a multi-part Gateway series. Read More
- Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
December 13, 2012 - IFAC