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.
Despite all the unpredictability in 2016, the accounting profession was still fairly optimistic—all things considered.
There are 104 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
News and Resources
There are 1720 news/resources
PwC Appoints Its First Artificial Intelligence Leader
Economia - May 11, 2017
Staff Retention: Small Accounting Practices Have Scale on Their Side
In the Black - May 10, 2017
How to Create a More Focused Practice
Journal of Accountancy - May 10, 2017
Cloud Accounting: What You Need to Consider
In the Black - May 9, 2017
Tech Champion Reveals Practice Efficiency Tips
Accounting Web - April 27, 2017
How Can You Digitally Reinvent Your Operating Model?
IBM - April 27, 2017
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