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 102 articles
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
Considering a Merger or Acquisition? What Problem Are You Looking to Solve?Accounting firms must understand the problems they are trying to solve before engaging in a merger or acquisition, says Joel Sinkin, an expert and President of Transition Advisors, LLC.
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | April 26, 2016
IFAC Global Survey Gives Insights into Challenges, Opportunities, Economic Health of Small- and Medium-Sized Accountancy Practices and their SME ClientsThis year has so far proven to be a difficult one for stock markets. Many indices are lower, some with double digit losses. The main culprit is economic uncertainty, triggered primarily by increasing concern over an economic slowdown in China, the
by Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | April 19, 2016
The Future of the Accountancy Profession: Continuation or Transformation?What forces will impact the accountancy profession in the future? Daniel Susskind, co-author of The Future of the Professions , uses groundbreaking research on technological change to consider two different paths forward
by Daniel Susskind, Economist, Author, & Lecturer, Balliol College, University of Oxford | April 5, 2016
How Accounting Firms Can Maximize Marketing in the Digital AgeRichard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC., says accounting firms should consider several key factors when designing logos in the Digital Age.
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | April 4, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1704 news/resources
Making Tax Digital: The “Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area”
Accountancy Age - January 5, 2017
ACCA Outlines Key Priorities for Accountancy Success
London School of Business and Finance - January 4, 2017
What Oreos Can Teach Accountants about Growing Their Firms
Accounting Today - January 4, 2017
KPMG Wins Most Government Contracts Among Big Four
Economia - January 4, 2017
Africa: What Will Drive Accounting
AllAfrica.com - January 3, 2017
Key Business Success Priorities Outlined by ACCA
Accountancy Age - January 3, 2017
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