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- Accountability. Now.
- 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. Read More
In this podcast, guests discuss the challenges facing new business start-ups and what accountants can do to help new enterprises.
This article looks at how in their role as trusted adviser accounting firms can assist in helping family businesses address a new succession planning challenge caused by increased career life span of the older generation.
This articles looks at whether an unlimited vacation policy might work in an accounting firm.
CCH President and CEO Karen Abramson discusses how accountants are growing their firms and how they are dealing with changing regulations, as well as mobile technology, in an interview with Accounting Today Editor-in-Chief Daniel Hood
This article looks at the key considerationscost, speed and securitywhen deciding on whether to move to the cloud.
This article looks at strategies accounting firms can implement to allow their baby boomer clients to live comfortably in their retirement.
In this video, Jennifer Katrulya talks about the benefits of operating a virtual office.