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 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
An 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).
There are 102 articles
Accounting Firms in Australia Have Reinvented Themselves & Their Services, and Your Firm Can TooFollowing the path of many Australian accounting firms, accounting firms can grow their business by developing new advisory services while using traditional compliance-type services as their base.
by Peter Docherty, General Manager, Public Practice, CPA Australia | August 8, 2016
The Future of Small Practices & Service OfferingsSurvey results and global evidence demonstrate that advisory and consulting services are important to future practice growth for SMPs—but what types of services are most in demand and what does it mean for the future of SMPs?
by Berend van Aswegen, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | July 22, 2016
Accountants Moderately Optimistic about 2016: A Comparison of Global vs German IFAC SMP Survey ResultsIFAC SMP Committee member compares global IFAC SMP Survey results to those from Germany.
by Annette Schmid, Web Editor, Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (IDW) | July 6, 2016
Preparing for a Merger or Acquisition: Consider Any Changes CarefullyChanges before a merger or acquisition—even when more than a year away from an M&A—should be considered carefully in light of your anticipated future.
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | July 5, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1704 news/resources
The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important
Harvard Business Review - February 15, 2017
MPs: Accountants Will Be in Demand During Brexit Process
AAT - February 14, 2017
10 Strategies to Successfully Integrate a Deal
CGMA Magazine - February 7, 2017
Enterprise 4.0: The Top 10 Tech Trends That Will Transform 2017
Huffington Post - February 6, 2017
Why Anxiety Around Automation Is Absurd
Accounting Web - January 26, 2017
Business Models of the Future: Emerging Value Creation
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - January 25, 2017
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