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 Paul Gisby, Manager Accountancy & Tax, Accountancy Europe | February 8, 2017
Cloud computing offers many benefits for SMPs; Accountancy Europe advises on what practitioners should consider when moving to the cloud.
There are 99 articles
Accounting Services for Distressed Businesses, IndividualsHelping business and individuals in financial distress is a fundamental part of what accountants are well positioned to do.
by Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird | October 14, 2016
Finding Talent, Keeping TalentSMPs must address the challenges of finding and retaining high-quality staff including setting the right tone at the top.
by George Willie, Managing Partner, Bert Smith & Co., Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB, Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee and Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird | October 3, 2016
Research Insights—The Role of SMPs in Providing Business Support to SMEsAn updated research report explores the latest literature on the role of small- and-medium practices (SMPs) in the provision of business support to small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs).
by Catalin Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania and Nadia Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania | October 3, 2016
IFAC's SMP Research InsightsIn this IFAC Gateway Roundtable Series, members of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee discuss the challenges of attracting new clients, creating new services, and adapting to technological change–most importantly, how the data in the ...
by Antoni Gómez, IFAC SMP Committee Member, Dr. Hajj Twaha Kigongo Kaawaase, Partner, Sejjaaka, Kaawaase & Co. and Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | September 19, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1675 news/resources
Accounting and Ethics: Pressure Experienced by the Professional Accountant
European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs - January 18, 2017
Get an Edge in Recruiting
CGMA Magazine - January 18, 2017
3 "Must-Haves" for Retaining Top Talent
Journal of Accountancy - January 18, 2017
How to Select the Right Cloud Hosting Provider
Accounting Web - January 5, 2017
Making Tax Digital: The “Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area”
Accountancy Age - January 5, 2017
ACCA Outlines Key Priorities for Accountancy Success
London School of Business and Finance - January 4, 2017
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