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 139 articles
AICPA Chair: Incorporating Diversity in Thought & LeadershipOrganizations need to be diverse in both thought and leadership in order to be successful and remain relevant.
by Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Chair, AICPA | January 17, 2018
Small Practices: Leverage Traditional Services to Adapt to New Client NeedsThe focus for small- and medium-sized accounting practices today should be how to move forward and evolve services as technology disrupts the current business model.
by Mark Koziel, Executive Vice President, Firm Services, AICPA | January 15, 2018
What Top Skills Do Professional Accountants Need for the Future?Professional accountants can use their unique skills to anticipate the future.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 14, 2018
Generation Next and Small- & Medium-Sized PracticesKey findings from a survey young professionals working in SMPs suggest younger finance professionals today hold ambitions for fast progression and rapid career development.
by Ben Baruch, Head of SME Policy, ACCA | January 10, 2018
News and Resources
There are 1836 news/resources
Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Likely to Increase
ICAS - February 13, 2018
The Accountant’s Guide to Charging Fees
Accounting Web - January 30, 2018
How Social Media Can Work Wonders for Your Small Business
ICAEW Business Advice Service - January 29, 2018
The Accountant's Guide to Fees and Billing
Accounting Web - January 25, 2018
What Firms Should Know about Gen Z and Millennials
Accounting Web - January 22, 2018
Why Practices Must Engage Millennials
Accounting Web - January 17, 2018
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