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- 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.
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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.
Despite all the unpredictability in 2016, the accounting profession was still fairly optimistic—all things considered.
There are 104 articles
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
Does the Accounting Profession Suffer from a Branding Issue?Branding in the accounting industry is in a state of transition, says Richard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC.
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | February 4, 2016
Andreas Noodt Looks Back on the Last Six Years as a Member of the IFAC SMP CommitteeAndreas Noodt of IDW reflects on six years of service on the IFAC SMP Committee, including insights into the committee’s purpose, structure, and projects, as well as contributions to global standard setting, among others.
by Andreas Noodt, Former Member, IFAC SMP Committee | February 2, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1720 news/resources
10 Strategies to Successfully Integrate a Deal
CGMA Magazine - February 7, 2017
Enterprise 4.0: The Top 10 Tech Trends That Will Transform 2017
Huffington Post - February 6, 2017
Why Anxiety Around Automation Is Absurd
Accounting Web - January 26, 2017
Business Models of the Future: Emerging Value Creation
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - January 25, 2017
Drones Set to Invade Accounting Profession
Journal of Accountancy - January 24, 2017
Amazon Voice Technology to Be Used for Artificial Intelligence in Accounting Apps
Accounting Today - January 23, 2017
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