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.
Information and best practice tips to help small- and medium-sized practices attract new clients, identified in the IFAC Global SMP survey as one of the top challenges firms face.
There are 145 articles
An Auditor, an Accountant, a Lawyer…and TechnologyConstant progress in the technology, information, and communications systems affects all companies—including professional service firms.
by Antoni Gómez, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member | April 11, 2017
Representing Small Practices—Key Priorities for the SMP CommitteeMonica Foerster, the new Chair of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee, highlights the key activities and projects for the committee in 2017.
by Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | March 6, 2017
5 Steps to Being an Anticipatory AccountantNew podcast with Tom Hood, Chief Executive of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, highlights five key steps for accounting practices to be future ready.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | February 22, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1842 news/resources
How Leading Companies Build the Workforces They Need to Stay Ahead
Harvard Business Review - September 25, 2017
Report Visualisation: From Concept to Deployment
Chartered Global Management Accountant, KPMG - September 25, 2017
How the Blockchain Will Change the Finance Industry
Economia - September 25, 2017
Generation Next: Managing Talent in Finance Shared Services
ACCA - September 21, 2017
Will Bitcoin Replace Cash?
ICAS - September 11, 2017
Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning–The Inevitable Changes in Professional Service Firms
Accountancy Age - September 11, 2017
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