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.
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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
Accounting Services for Distressed Businesses, IndividualsHelping business and individuals in financial distress is a fundamental part of what accountants are well positioned to do.
by Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird & SMP Committee Ethics Task Force Chair | October 14, 2016
Finding Talent, Keeping TalentSMPs must address the challenges of finding and retaining high-quality staff including setting the right tone at the top.
by George Willie, Managing Partner, Bert Smith & Co., Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB, Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee and Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird & SMP Committee Ethics Task Force Chair | October 3, 2016
Research Insights—The Role of SMPs in Providing Business Support to SMEsAn 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).
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
IFAC's SMP Research InsightsIn this IFAC Gateway Roundtable Series, members of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee discuss the challenges of attracting new clients, creating new services, and adapting to technological change–most importantly, how the data in the ...
by Antoni Gómez, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member, Dr. Hajj Twaha Kigongo Kaawaase, Partner, Sejjaaka, Kaawaase & Co. and Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | September 19, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1721 news/resources
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
7 Ways to Reduce Talent Turnover
CGMA Magazine - April 13, 2017
The Future of Finance: Using Disruption to Accelerate Transformation
IBM - April 13, 2017
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