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 Antoni Gómez, IFAC SMP Committee Member | May 16, 2016
The 2015 IFAC Global SMP Survey indicates that changes in technology, globalization, competition, and regulation are together making business more and more complex.
There are 94 articles
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
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
News and Resources
There are 1665 news/resources
SEC Names Bricker Chief Accountant
Journal of Accountancy - November 23, 2016
Bitcoin a "Material Enough Phenomenon" for Accounting Standards, Says Australian Govt
Cryptocoins News - November 23, 2016
Accounting Rule Change Intends to Clarify Company Cash Flows
Bloomberg BNA - November 23, 2016
10 Things You Missed in Technology
Accounting Today - November 22, 2016
The Future of the Accountancy Profession
Times of Malta - November 22, 2016
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