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 Catalin Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania and Nadia Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania | October 3, 2016
An updated research report explores the latest literature on the role of small- and-medium practices (SMPs) in the provision of business support to small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs).
There are 101 articles
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
Insights from 2015 IFAC Global SMP Survey: Size MattersThe 2015 IFAC Global SMP Survey indicates that changes in technology, globalization, competition, and regulation are together making business more and more complex.
by Antoni Gómez, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member | May 16, 2016
Tapping into Pop Culture to Market Your Accounting FirmAccounting firms should think out-of-the-box and look at pop culture to brand their businesses, says Richard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC.
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | May 4, 2016
Why Attend? The AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ ConferenceThe AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference in June offers professional accountants, especially those in small- and medium-sized practices, opportunities to learn, network, and explore new ideas.
by Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation and Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | May 2, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1703 news/resources
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Journal of Accountancy - January 24, 2017
Amazon Voice Technology to Be Used for Artificial Intelligence in Accounting Apps
Accounting Today - January 23, 2017
Accounting and Ethics: Pressure Experienced by the Professional Accountant
European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs - January 18, 2017
Get an Edge in Recruiting
CGMA Magazine - January 18, 2017
3 "Must-Haves" for Retaining Top Talent
Journal of Accountancy - January 18, 2017
How to Select the Right Cloud Hosting Provider
Accounting Web - January 5, 2017
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