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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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Five key things that recent accounting graduates know about growing a successful practice.
Key Findings from the 2014 Wolters Kluwer, CCH — Accounting Firm Preparedness Survey.
A project-based ERP system allows you to both create and measure your firm's KPIs by producing consistent, measurable data that can be matched to individual projects.
The practicalities of managing increasingly mobile employees at CPA firms.
Marc Rosenberg, president of the Rosenberg Associates, discusses succession planning, mergers, firm growth, income per partner and other major trends in the accounting profession from the Rosenberg Survey, in an interview with Accounting Today editor-in-chief Dan Hood.
Accountants must be able to develop new business processes, service offerings, and ways to leverage technology.
Scott Fleszar of Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting discusses how accountants and tax practitioners can continue to provide value to their clients as advisors, in an interview with Accounting Today editor-in-chief Dan Hood.