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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.
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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
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Provides guidance to small- and medium-sized practices on how to better manage their practice and ultimately operate in a safe, profitable, and professional manner. The publication includes practice management principles and best practices on a comprehensive range of topics, including strategic planning, managing staff, client relationship management, and succession planning.
Guide to starting your own practice.
Online resource to help your firm prepare for a successful journey into the future. This e-toolkit will help you find your way through the latest trends on the horizon while embracing generational differences and continuing to meet client needs and expectations.
This guide introduces some of the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing to assist businesses in deciding whether or not to move to “the cloud”. It is important to have a clear reason for switching to “the cloud” and to define what the business hopes to achieve from such a switch.
Analysis of some of the insights around pricing and an evaluation of current thinking on value vs. time-based approaches.
Equity-based Alternatives to Stock Options provides an overview of equity-based compensation alternatives for Canadian public companies.
As part of the #CPAPOWERED, CPA Secrets to a Better Business campaign, the AICPA’s Small Business Marketing Toolkit offers resources to help you educate small business owners about your services and the ways CPAs act as a trusted adviser.