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.
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Risk Management & Internal Control
Proper risk management and internal control help organizations understand the risks they are exposed to, put controls in place to counter threats, and effectively pursue their objectives. They are therefore an important aspect of an organization’s governance, management, and operations. Professional accountants can and should play a leading role in helping their organizations achieve an integrated, organization-wide approach to risk management and internal control—which ultimately helps create, enhance, and protect stakeholder value. See the full overview.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 30, 2017
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)’s newly updated Enterprise Risk Management Framework takes important steps toward ensuring risk is managed as an integrated part of managing an organization.
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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
Technology Provides New Intelligence Services for BusinessesTechnology allows companies to provide state-of-the-art information on important topics, such as cybersecurity, regulation, and the impacts of society on your business.
by Marjella Alma, CEO & Co-Founder, eRevalue | November 29, 2016
Pivotal Change Needed to Take COSO’s ERM Framework from Risk to Strategic-Objective BasedThe COSO Exposure Draft on enterprise risk management does not yet live up to its intentions—but could with some changes.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | October 12, 2016
A Treasurer’s Perspective: Trends in Risk Management: Part ITo manage financial risk effectively, treasury and professional accountants should collaborate closely to ensure that treasury’s activity in financial markets properly supports the business’ aims.
by James Lockyer, Development Director, Association of Corporate Treasurers | September 19, 2016
News and Resources
There are 620 news/resources
Sustainability and enterprise risk management: The first step towards integration (Report)
World Business Council for Sustainable Development - November 17, 2017
Advice for Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats
CGMA Magazine - November 14, 2017
Stay Safe in Cyberspace!
AICPA - October 23, 2017
The Strategic Financial Executive: Managing Risk In A Disruptive World
FEI - October 3, 2017
Upcoming: ISCA Financial Forensic Conference
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants - September 7, 2017
Enterprise Risk Management—Integrating with Strategy and Performance (2017)
Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission - September 6, 2017
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