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- 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. Read More
This brochure outlines the value of assuring sustainability information along with the benefit of using a CPA to provide this service.
Overseeing Mergers and Acquisitions: A Framework for Boards of Directors
June 17, 2016 - CPA Canada
This document provides a framework to help directors oversee mergers and acquisitions effectively and ensure shareholder value is maximized.
This report examines the changes that will impact the environment and competencies you will need as professional accountants in years to come.
Accountant's Flight Plan: Best Practices for Today's Firms
June 15, 2016 - CPA Canada
This guide for the sole practitioner and small practice owner provides practical, time-tested strategies to help you take your practice to a higher level.
Far too often accountants have no real strategy for referrals, even though it is possibly their best resource for new business.
The first months of an employee's tenure with a company are critical, as first impressions can have a lasting impact. An effective, automated onboarding process can help your company engage employees and possibly boost retention.
Business Continuity Management: Key Strategies and Processes
June 13, 2016 - Chartered Global Management Accountant
Organisations around the world have been the victims of all sorts of disruptions. Over the years, man-made and natural disasters have unveiled the vulnerability of businesses on a global scale.