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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.
|Global Knowledge Gateway||
The importance of sustainability and corporate responsibility continue to gain recognition; indeed, organizations that embrace sustainability can enhance their reputation with stakeholders and their value. The intersection of business and sustainability has three key dimensions: economic viability, social well-being, and environmental responsibility. Accountants work in this area to help embed sustainability factors into an organization’s strategy and decision-making processes to achieve sustainable value creation. See the full overview.
by Rodney Irwin, Managing Director of Redefining Value and Education, World Business Council for Sustainable Development | May 4, 2018
Companies who understand and manage their risks fair better in the global economy and at home—in many cases, they attract better employees and better investments, which often translate into growth and sustained success.
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Technology and the Profession–A Guide to ICAEW’s WorkThe key theme of ICAEW's recent work is the “ABCD” of technologies which identify top priorities for the accounting profession – namely, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, and data.
by David Lyford-Smith, Technical Manager, IT & The Profession, IT Faculty, ICAEW | April 15, 2019
From Algorithms to Deep Learning, What You Need to Know About AIAn introduction to artificial intelligence including big data, machine learning and robotic process automation.
by Yasmine Hakimpour, CPA, CA, Principal, Audit & Assurance, Research, Guidance & Support Group, CPA Canada | April 12, 2019
Examining Automation in AuditResearch explores the automation in audit through robotic process automation in two case studies covering risk assessment and tests of details, Intelligent Process Automation and the potential impact of both on audit quality and the future skills...
by Abigail Zhang, PhD Candidate, Accounting Information Systems, Rutgers Business School, Andrea M. Rozario, CPA, CPA, PhD Candidate, Accounting Information Systems, Rutgers University and Dr. Miklos A. Vasarhelyi, Ph.D, KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems and Director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center & Continuous Auditing and Reporting Laboratory, Rutgers University | April 1, 2019
How ‘Integrated Reporting’ Is Helping Find the Answers to Business Challenges in the New Era–and How the International Integrated Reporting Council Is Here to HelpAs the IIRC publishes answers to the most frequently asked questions on integrated reporting, its CEO, Richard Howitt, discusses why the time is right to adopt integrated reporting.
by Richard Howitt, Chief Executive Officer, International Integrated Reporting Council | March 28, 2019
News and Resources
There are 8873 news/resources
Data Analytics and Your Accounting Practice: Risks and Rewards
In the Black - April 17, 2019
Evolution in Auditing
Center for Audit Quality - April 15, 2019
The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: A Critical Inflection Point for the Accounting Profession
CPA.com - April 12, 2019
IESBA Strategy and Work Plan 2019-2023: Elevating Ethics in a Dynamic and Uncertain World
International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants - April 12, 2019
Feds Boost Anti-Money Laundering Investment as Canada Fights ‘Dirty Money’
CPA Canada - April 12, 2019
Finance for the Future Awards: 2019 Entries Now Open
ICAEW, A4S, Deloitte - April 11, 2019
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