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 Antoni Gómez, IFAC SMP Committee Member | May 16, 2016
The 2015 IFAC Global SMP Survey indicates that changes in technology, globalization, competition, and regulation are together making business more and more complex.
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Fraud Investigations and the SEC: What to Do, What to KnowAwareness and activity in the fight against financial reporting fraud are as strong as ever, thanks in part to proactive efforts like the Anti-Fraud Collaboration. But let's face it—fraud happens, and, sadly, given human nature it always will.
by Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) | February 14, 2017
AICPA Chair on Unique Skills of WomenWomen have the right instincts to be excellent accountants and leaders, says Kimberly Ellison-Tayler, Chair of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Global Accounting Strategy Director at Oracle, in a new interview conducted during the AICPA...
by Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, Chair, American Institute of CPAs | February 13, 2017
Future of Accounting Profession: Three Major Changes and Implications for Teaching and ResearchThe accounting profession will face significant changes in the next three decades, and professional organizations, their members, and educational institutions should respond.
by Muhammad Azizul Islam, PhD (RMIT), CPA (Australia), CA (CA ANZ) Associate Professor & Team Leader of Accounting for Social and Environmental Sustainability Research Group, School of Accountancy, QUT, Brisbane, Australia | February 10, 2017
News and Resources
There are 9368 news/resources
EFAA Invited to Present Results of Ethics Survey at the European Parliament
European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs - February 17, 2017
Is Data Analytics Transforming the Audit?
In the Black - February 17, 2017
The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), Risk Management and ISO 31000
ISO - February 16, 2017
Flexibility as a Retention Tool
Journal of Accountancy - February 16, 2017
Advancing Women in Leadership: Q&A
CPA Canada - February 14, 2017
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