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
Searching for Stars: Youth & Talent ManagementTips and good practice recommendations on how smaller practices can both attract and retain talent.
by Abdulwahid Aboo, Auditor and Retired Partner, AAC Kenya-Certified Public Accountants, Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC and Michael Mbaya, Partner, Mbaya & Associates | May 3, 2018
Firms of the Future–Building Advisory ServicesThe IFAC SMP Committee has recently organized a break-out session that focused on how SMPs can diversify into business advisory and consultancy services by looking at what niche market to consider and how to leverage technology and networks...
by Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC and Mats Olsson, Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | April 17, 2018
Flexibility & A Transparent Corporate Culture Will Help Attract Top TalentAttracting and retaining talent requires a transparent corporate culture, work structure flexibility, and leadership engagement.
by Lisa Simpson, Associate Director, Firm Services, AICPA | February 23, 2018
News and Resources
There are 1841 news/resources
Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
IFAC - December 13, 2012
The Advisory Practice: Nothing New Under the Sun?
Accounting Web - May 3, 2018
Are You Preparing Your Firm for the Gig Economy?
CPA Practice Advisor - March 29, 2018
How Blockchain Might Affect Audit and Assurance
Journal of Accountancy - March 18, 2018
How the Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Impacting Accountancy
Accountancy Age - March 8, 2018
How Can Practices Gain a Competitive Edge in the AI Era?
Accountancy Age - March 8, 2018
Upcoming Webinar: Practitioner’s Pulse (March 2018)
CPA Canada - March 8, 2018
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