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
Preparing for a Merger or Acquisition: Consider Any Changes CarefullyChanges before a merger or acquisition—even when more than a year away from an M&A—should be considered carefully in light of your anticipated future.
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | July 5, 2016
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
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
News and Resources
There are 1777 news/resources
5th Saudi-Pak Accountancy Symposium Held in Riyadh
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan - May 25, 2017
Coming Soon–DCPA Webcast: Get Unstuck and Grow
CPA.com - May 24, 2017
What Is Keeping Most Practices Up at Night?
Accounting Web - May 23, 2017
Blockchain: Re-Imagining Multi-Party Transactions for Businesses
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants - May 22, 2017
5 Process Improvement Strategy Trends of Future-Ready Firms
Accounting Web - May 22, 2017
Digital Future: A Framework for Future Digital Reporting
Financial Reporting Council - May 19, 2017
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