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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||
After 600 years of a two-ledger bookkeeping practice and 30 years of Excel spreadsheets, businesses are moving quickly toward the use of automation to account for daily transactions. This seismic shift will not only impact the way business operates, but also the day-to-day role of accountants. See the full overview.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 15, 2015
What does the emergence of artificial intelligence mean for professional accountants and the profession?
There are 72 articles
IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway Team Coverage: Digital CPA 2017Gateway coverage of CPA.com’s annual Digital CPA conference captured the people, themes, and ideas of the event in San Francisco, December 4-6, 2017.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 18, 2017
Blockchain, AI, and AccountingBlockchain technology, although most well-known for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, is forecasted to have wide-ranging implications for how data is secured, transmitted, and protected—in addition, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), and...
by Dr. Sean Stein Smith DBA, CMA, CPA, CGMA, CFE, Assistant Professor, Lehman College (CUNY) | November 20, 2017
Does Your Cyber Security Include Governance? It ShouldDeveloping a strong cyber security governance program is the first step in protecting your practice from cyber threats.
by Steve Ursillo Jr., Partner, Risk Assurance & Advisory and National Leader, Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Cherry Bekaert | November 20, 2017
News and Resources
There are 73 news/resources
Blockchain to Blockchains: Broad Adoption and Integration Enter the Realm of the Possible
Deloitte - January 23, 2018
Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for the Earth
PwC - January 23, 2018
How AI Is Reshaping the Accounting Industry
Forbes - January 23, 2018
PwC: Automation Could Hurt Global Youth Employment
Financial Management - January 22, 2018
Diversifying the Blockchain
TechCrunch - January 22, 2018
Technology: Improving Local Government Performance: Strategy, Communication and Cybersecurity
CGMA - January 19, 2018
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