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.
by Paul Gisby, Manager Accountancy & Tax, Accountancy Europe | February 8, 2017
Cloud computing offers many benefits for SMPs; Accountancy Europe advises on what practitioners should consider when moving to the cloud.
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Accountants Moderately Optimistic about 2016: A Comparison of Global vs German IFAC SMP Survey ResultsIFAC SMP Committee member compares global IFAC SMP Survey results to those from Germany.
by Annette Schmid, Web Editor, Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (IDW) | July 6, 2016
Preparing for a Merger or Acquisition: Consider Any Changes CarefullyChanges before a merger or acquisition—even when more than a year away from an M&A—should be considered carefully in light of your anticipated future.
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | July 5, 2016
Common Risks for Accounting Mergers and AcquisitionsThe structure of a merger or acquisition must reflect potential risks, according to Joel Sinkin, an expert in mergers and acquisitions in accountancy.
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | June 22, 2016
Buyer and Seller Perspectives on Small- and Medium-sized PracticesThe attractiveness of acquiring or merging with an accounting practice is based on a variety of factors for both buyers and sellers.
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | June 13, 2016
Accountancy Mergers & Acquisitions: Timing and Market ConditionsIn mergers and acquisitions, timing is important but not generally based on economic drivers according to Joel Sinkin, an expert in mergers and acquisitions in accountancy.
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | May 30, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1681 news/resources
Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Advisory Work?
Accounting Web - December 14, 2016
Lessons on Growth From a Global CFO
Forbes - December 14, 2016
Cultivating Innovation Skills in Your Workforce
Wall Street Journal - December 14, 2016
The Future of Automation and Accounting
Accounting Today - December 14, 2016
As New Accounting Rules Loom, Time To Tell Investors More
Wall Street Journal - December 13, 2016
Four Strategies to Recruit and Retain Young Professionals Worldwide
CGMA Magazine - December 13, 2016
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