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- 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. Read More
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Micro Learning Is Transforming Professional Education
by Amy Vetter, Global Vice President, Education & Head of Accounting, Xero | January 3, 2017 |
Micro learning allows professional accountants to receive continuing professional development and education in smaller, more convenient portions that fit their schedules and time constraints. Read More
Insolvency and Restructuring: Necessary for Economies
by Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird | December 13, 2016 |
Insolvency services, frequently provided by accountants, are in demand during both good and bad economic times. Read More
Mastering “Upstream Communication”
by Lindsey Stevenson, Vice President, Finance at 1st Financial Bank | December 13, 2016 |
Mastering the art of "upstream communication" helps both managers and other employees improve the workplace. Read More
How Can Accountants Become Better Learners?
by Mark Koziel, Executive Vice President, Firm Services, American Institute of CPAs | November 29, 2016 |
Learning needs to adapt to changing realities in the accountancy profession, including how we think of learning, to increase competency. Read More
- Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
December 13, 2012 - IFAC