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 115 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 & SMP Committee Ethics Task Force Chair | 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 Deputy Chair and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB, Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee and Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird & SMP Committee Ethics Task Force Chair | 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, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member, Dr. Hajj Twaha Kigongo Kaawaase, Partner, Sejjaaka, Kaawaase & Co. and Giancarlo Attolini, Past Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | September 19, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1777 news/resources
Conquering Supply and Demand Issues in the War on Talent
Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants - June 22, 2017
Why CPAs Need to Get a Grip on Blockchain
Journal of Accountancy - June 20, 2017
Furious Rush of Digital Disruption Creates Opportunities for CPAs to Help Clients
Journal of Accountancy - June 20, 2017
Upcoming Webinar: How to Thrive in the Age of Disruptive Technology
IBM, ICAEW - June 19, 2017
EY to Take to the Sky with New Audit Drones
Economia - June 18, 2017
Initiative Launched to Spur Innovation in the Accounting Profession
CPA.com - June 14, 2017
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