UPCOMING MAINTENANCE: Please note we will be performing website maintenance April 25-26. During this time, there will be limited access to certain functions on the site, including nominations, permission requests, comments and recommendations, ED comments and publication orders. Please plan accordingly. Click to view a full list of maintenance areas.

Practice Management

Global Knowledge Gateway

Practice Management

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


SME Acquisitions and the Added Value of a Registered Auditor

by Daniel Kroes, President, of the Belgian institute of Registered Auditors; Audit Partner, Deloitte Bedrijfsrevisoren | April 20, 2015 |

Hiring a registered auditor when acquiring an SME can help to reduce obstacles and increase the success of the acquisition, according to recent insights from the Belgian Institute of Registered Auditors (IBR-IRE) Congress, “Acquisitions (Transfer and Takeover) of SMEs: Approach, Risks, and Valuation.” Read More


Accountants’ Biggest Concerns in 2015
by Antoni Gómez, IFAC SMP Committee Member | April 1, 2015 | 1

The 2014 IFAC Global SMP Survey found a number of challenges facing SMPs and their SME clients, and highlighted key factors in the rapidly changing business environment to which accountants will need to adapt.  Read More

 1 Recommended

Quality Control in Accounting Practices—What Are the Specific Issues?
by Christopher Arnold, Technical Manager SME & SMP Affairs, IFAC and Sara Ashton, Senior Technical Manager, IAASB | March 19, 2015 |

The IAASB has issued a survey to inform the scoping of its quality control project, specifically with respect to issues encountered by small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) in complying with the requirements of ISQC 1 and ISA 220. Read More

 1 Recommended

Perspectives on Strengthening Small- and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs): Part Four
by Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | February 23, 2015 |

Part Four of the nine-part video series: IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini offers an international outlook on the importance of networking in building and cultivating relationships between SMPs and SMEs. Read More

 1 Recommended

Perspectives on Strengthening Small-and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs): Part Three
by Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | February 11, 2015 |

In Part Three of a nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini discusses new service offerings firms can provide to their SME clients.  Read More

 1 Recommended

next FIRST next PREV 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 NEXT next LAST next


SMP Committee on


Get the latest updates delivered straight to your inbox

Keep Updated
Get the latest updates delivered straight to your inbox.



Suggest a Resource, News Item, Event, or Discussion Topic

Knowledge Section
Why should we include this?