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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 Antoni Gómez, IFAC SMP Committee Member | December 14, 2015 |
Collaboration comes in many forms and can lead to new opportunities for accountants and SMPs. Read More
Versatility is the secret of success for many small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs), according to implications from a major international survey of SMPs’ business models new research from the ACCA. Read More
Attracting and Retaining New Talent: The Case for SMPs
by Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | November 30, 2015 |
IFAC SMP Committee Member Mats Olsson discusses talent recruitment strategies for SMPs in today's competitive marketplace. Read More
Is an International Accounting Association the Global Advantage Your Firm Needs?
by Franz Schweiger, Managing Director and Partner, BF Consulting | November 16, 2015 |
Joining an international association of firms can greatly benefit small- and medium-sized practices. Read More
Insights from the 2014 IFAC Global SMP Survey: A Comparison of Uganda and the Rest of the World
by Dr. Hajj Twaha Kigongo Kaawaase, Partner, Sejjaaka, Kaawaase & Co. | November 2, 2015 |
How do the services offered, concerns, and anticipated challenges of small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) in Uganda compare to the rest of the world? Read More
- Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
December 13, 2012 - IFAC