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
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
Digital CPA Will Unveil the “Anticipatory Accountant”Digital CPA 2016 will teach accountants to be anticipatory and prepare for the future of our profession.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | November 14, 2016
SMPs Can Add Value with New ServicesDeveloping broader skillsets and providing advisory services can help SMPs add even more value to their clients’ business, and help bring alive more traditional services like compliance and reporting.
by Peter Docherty, General Manager, Public Practice, CPA Australia | October 31, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1759 news/resources
Drivers of Change: Navigating the Future
CPA Canada - June 14, 2017
Review Engagement Practitioner Client Briefing
CPA Canada - June 13, 2017
How to Implement Value-Based Billing
In the Black - June 9, 2017
Digital Is Transforming Accounting Firm Consulting
Accounting Today - June 8, 2017
How to Attract Talent to Your Accounting Practice
In the Black - June 8, 2017
The Ascent of Digital
ACCA - June 6, 2017
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