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- 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 12, 2016
The COSO Exposure Draft on enterprise risk management does not yet live up to its intentions—but could with some changes.
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Integrating Management of Risk into Decision Making: Focusing on Risk and ControlWhen the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee met in March, it focused a great deal on risk management, and what IFAC should focus on within this important topic.
by Vincent Tophoff, Senior Technical Manager, IFAC | July 6, 2016
Digital Currencies: Where to from Here?The most popular of the digital currencies, Bitcoin, was launched in 2008 by the mysterious “Satoshi Nakamoto” to provide an alternative payment system that was instantaneous, inexpensive, and secure. There is no doubt that Bitcoin is
by Lee White, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand | May 3, 2016
Creating the "Anticipatory" AccountantAccountants must become more "anticipatory" if they want to be ready to tackle new opportunities in the future, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 6, 2016
The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 29, 2015
News and Resources
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Evaluating and Improving Governance in Organizations
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The Hacker in Client’s Clothing
Accounting Today - November 29, 2016
Risk Management in Government
MetricStream - November 28, 2016
IFAC Reaches Out to Pope Francis on Role of Accountants
Accounting Today - November 19, 2016
Call for Clarity on Use of Aid Cash in Public-Private Development Schemes
Public Finance International - November 18, 2016
Four Critical Reasons Startups and Smaller Organizations Need Internal Control
AICPA Insights - November 16, 2016
Blockchain Technology: Everything You Need to Know
In the Black - November 11, 2016
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