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- Adoption of International Standards
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- 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.
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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. Read More
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3 "Must-Haves" for Retaining Top Talent
January 18, 2017 - Journal of Accountancy
What must accounting firms and other businesses have in place to persuade their best people to stay? This article examines the key factors in ensuring your organization experiences talent gain, not talent drain.
How to Move Past Technology Roadblocks
December 13, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
Strategies to overcome three roadblocks that keep accountants from capitalizing on technological advances that promise incredible breakthroughs.
How to Choose a Cloud Vendor
November 14, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
This article offers information to help you determine your needs, as well as a set of questions you can use to assess potential cloud vendors.
4 Ways Accountants Can Get More Out of Social Media
September 15, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
Social media presents risks and opportunities for CPAs. This article explores four approaches for establishing, developing and sustaining a successful social media strategy.
How to Keep Clients after an Accounting Practice Sale
September 1, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
Buyers and sellers both must play leading roles to ensure a smooth transition and maximize retention.
Got a Few Challenging Clients?
August 22, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
Here are several tips for dealing with tricky situations.
CPAs can better help clients who are victims of identity theft by learning counseling techniques usually used by medical professionals.