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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.
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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.
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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 Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | April 26, 2016 |
Accounting firms must understand the problems they are trying to solve before engaging in a merger or acquisition, says Joel Sinkin, an expert and President of Transition Advisors, LLC. Read More
How Accounting Firms Can Maximize Marketing in the Digital Age
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | April 4, 2016 |
Richard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC., says accounting firms should consider several key factors when designing logos in the Digital Age. Read More
How Can SMPs Brand Themselves More Effectively?
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | March 1, 2016 |
Small accounting firms should build their brands based on their unique strengths, says Richard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC. Read More
Does the Accounting Profession Suffer from a Branding Issue?
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | February 4, 2016 |
Branding in the accounting industry is in a state of transition, says Richard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC. Read More
Andreas Noodt Looks Back on the Last Six Years as a Member of the IFAC SMP Committee
by Andreas Noodt, Former Member, IFAC SMP Committee | February 2, 2016 |
Andreas Noodt of IDW reflects on six years of service on the IFAC SMP Committee, including insights into the committee’s purpose, structure, and projects, as well as contributions to global standard setting, among others. Read More
- Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
December 13, 2012 - IFAC