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 115 articles
New Services for Accounting Firms: It’s about Reliance, Not ComplianceAccounting firms should be marketing those services that matter most to their customers and prospects.
by Dan Morris, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Morris + D’Angelo | August 8, 2016
Accounting Firms in Australia Have Reinvented Themselves & Their Services, and Your Firm Can TooFollowing the path of many Australian accounting firms, accounting firms can grow their business by developing new advisory services while using traditional compliance-type services as their base.
by Peter Docherty, General Manager, Public Practice, CPA Australia | August 8, 2016
The Future of Small Practices & Service OfferingsSurvey results and global evidence demonstrate that advisory and consulting services are important to future practice growth for SMPs—but what types of services are most in demand and what does it mean for the future of SMPs?
by Berend van Aswegen, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | July 22, 2016
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
News and Resources
There are 1777 news/resources
A4S Essential Guide to Social and Human Capital Accounting
Accounting for Sustainability - June 6, 2017
How Accountancy Firms Can Retain the Best Talent
Economia - June 6, 2017
How Implementing Value Pricing Can Help Your Staff Get More Done
Journal of Accountancy - June 6, 2017
The Ascent of Digital–What Does This Mean for the CFO?
PwC - June 1, 2017
Four Things Advisers Should Know about Technology Today
AICPA Insights - May 30, 2017
Three Tech Trends for Accountants to Watch in 2017
CPA Practice Advisor - May 30, 2017
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