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.
by Catalin Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania and Nadia Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania | October 3, 2016
An updated research report explores the latest literature on the role of small- and-medium practices (SMPs) in the provision of business support to small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs).
There are 100 articles
Creating the "Anticipatory" AccountantAccountants must become more "anticipatory" if they want to be ready to tackle new opportunities in the future, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 6, 2016
Avoiding Baker’s Law: Bad Customers Drive Out Good CustomersBest-selling author, Ron Baker discusses the importance of qualifying your customers and understanding how they impact overall client relationships and performance.
by Ronald J. Baker, Founder, VeraSage Institute | January 6, 2016
The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 29, 2015
Why Attend the Digital CPA Conference? An Interview with Barry Melancon, President and CEO, American Institute of CPAsIn only a few years, the American Institute of CPAs’ Digital CPA conference has established itself as an event with something for accountants of all stripes, and a community that exists even after the last session ends.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 23, 2015
What Can You Gain from the AICPA’s Digital CPA Conference?Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO of CPAcom, discusses the value of the AICPA’s Digital CPA conference and what attendees gain.
by Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO, CPA.com | December 23, 2015
News and Resources
There are 1691 news/resources
SEC Names Bricker Chief Accountant
Journal of Accountancy - November 23, 2016
Bitcoin a "Material Enough Phenomenon" for Accounting Standards, Says Australian Govt
Cryptocoins News - November 23, 2016
Accounting Rule Change Intends to Clarify Company Cash Flows
Bloomberg BNA - November 23, 2016
10 Things You Missed in Technology
Accounting Today - November 22, 2016
The Future of the Accountancy Profession
Times of Malta - November 22, 2016
Trump Says US Will Quit TPP on First Day in Office
Economia - November 22, 2016
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