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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
Kashoo CEO Jim Secord discusses how accountants can communicate better with their clients using mobile technology, in an interview with Accounting Technology editor-in-chief Danielle Lee.
The practicalities of managing increasingly mobile employees at CPA firms.
Steps is to balance the challenges that go along with growing your firm, while ensuring the production needs of your firm do not suffer while your partners spend time developing work.
Marc Rosenberg of Rosenberg Associates talks with Accounting Today editor-in-chief Dan Hood about training new staff members to learn how the firm works.
This article provides practical insights on doing so, including how to gain support from those who are resistant to change.
Marc Rosenberg, president of the Rosenberg Associates, discusses succession planning, mergers, firm growth, income per partner and other major trends in the accounting profession from the Rosenberg Survey, in an interview with Accounting Today editor-in-chief Dan Hood.
Three key ways accountants can assist their clients in securing a business loan.