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 119 articles
Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: Fee PressureInformation and best practice tips to help small- and medium-sized practices contend with pressure to lower fees, a top global challenge.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Deputy Chair and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | September 11, 2017
Technology Brings Opportunities to Attract Young TalentWhile bracing for the change technology brings, firms, especially small- and medium-sized practices, need to also embrace the opportunities it brings.
by Antoni Gómez, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member | August 28, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1787 news/resources
Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
IFAC - December 13, 2012
Will Bitcoin Replace Cash?
ICAS - September 11, 2017
Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning–The Inevitable Changes in Professional Service Firms
Accountancy Age - September 11, 2017
Succession Planning: How to Make the Most from Your Practice
Accounting Web - September 11, 2017
Four Best Ways to Use Advanced Analytics
CGMA Magazine - September 11, 2017
Industry 4.0: What's In Store in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
In the Black - September 11, 2017
Artificial Intelligence: Learning through Error
Economia - September 11, 2017
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