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 109 articles
The Future of the Accountancy Profession: Continuation or Transformation?What forces will impact the accountancy profession in the future? Daniel Susskind, co-author of The Future of the Professions , uses groundbreaking research on technological change to consider two different paths forward
by Daniel Susskind, Economist, Author, & Lecturer, Balliol College, University of Oxford | April 5, 2016
How Accounting Firms Can Maximize Marketing in the Digital AgeRichard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC., says accounting firms should consider several key factors when designing logos in the Digital Age.
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | April 4, 2016
Does the Accounting Profession Suffer from a Branding Issue?Branding in the accounting industry is in a state of transition, says Richard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC.
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | February 4, 2016
Andreas Noodt Looks Back on the Last Six Years as a Member of the IFAC SMP CommitteeAndreas Noodt of IDW reflects on six years of service on the IFAC SMP Committee, including insights into the committee’s purpose, structure, and projects, as well as contributions to global standard setting, among others.
by Andreas Noodt, Former Member, IFAC SMP Committee | February 2, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1759 news/resources
How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything
Wall Street Journal - April 24, 2017
How Blockchain Technology Could Change Our Lives
European Parliament - April 20, 2017
The Future of Trade: Are We Ready to Embrace theOpportunities?
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand - April 20, 2017
Seven Ways to Reduce Talent Turnover
CGMA Magazine - April 18, 2017
Making Cyber Security Your Business, and Your Firm Cyber Secure
Accountancy Age - April 18, 2017
Blockchain, the Next Disruptor for Finance
IBM - April 18, 2017
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