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 145 articles
Attracting New Talent to the Accountancy ProfessionProfessional accountants must communicate the excitement, challenges, and rewards of our profession in order to attract new talent, according to Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Chief Executive, Jeff Thomson. Accountancy is
by Jeffrey C. Thomson, CMA, CAE, IMA President and CEO | January 4, 2017
Micro Learning Is Transforming Professional EducationMicro learning allows professional accountants to receive continuing professional development and education in smaller, more convenient portions that fit their schedules and time constraints.
by Amy Vetter, Global Vice President, Education & Head of Accounting, Xero | January 3, 2017
Insolvency and Restructuring: Necessary for EconomiesInsolvency services, frequently provided by accountants, are in demand during both good and bad economic times.
by Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird & SMP Committee Ethics Task Force Chair | December 13, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1843 news/resources
The Accountant’s Guide to Staff Retention
Accounting Web - August 28, 2017
Blockchain: A Boomer Briefing
Boomer Consulting Inc. - August 28, 2017
Blockchain to Fight Corruption
ICAS - August 28, 2017
Digital Transformation–The Time Is Now, but How?
Economia - August 28, 2017
Eight Ways to Leverage Technology for Better Client Relationships
The CPA Journal - August 14, 2017
Blockchain Might Remake Accounting. The Opportunities Are Huge.
Business Learning Institute - August 14, 2017
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