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 109 articles
The Power of Technology: Enhancing Business PerformanceThe power of technology is helping measure aspects of business performance never dreamed of a decade ago.
by Jeanne Boillet, Audit Partner & Global Assurance Innovation Leader, EY | April 28, 2017
Accountants Optimistic Despite ChallengesDespite all the unpredictability in 2016, the accounting profession was still fairly optimistic—all things considered.
by Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC and Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | April 24, 2017
An Auditor, an Accountant, a Lawyer…and TechnologyConstant progress in the technology, information, and communications systems affects all companies—including professional service firms.
by Antoni Gómez, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member | April 11, 2017
Representing Small Practices—Key Priorities for the SMP CommitteeMonica Foerster, the new Chair of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee, highlights the key activities and projects for the committee in 2017.
by Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | March 6, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1757 news/resources
Redrawing the Lines: FinTech’s Growing Influence on Financial Services
PwC - July 11, 2017
Make Technology, Not Talent, Your First Priority
Journal of Accountancy - July 11, 2017
Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence–and the Future of Accounting
Forbes - July 10, 2017
Blockchain: The Ledger That Will Record Everything of Value to Humankind
World Economic Forum - July 10, 2017
The Coming Disruption of Drones, Robots, and Bots
The CPA Journal - July 7, 2017
How Accountancy Firms Can Retain the Best Talent
Economia - July 6, 2017
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