by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | July 26, 2018
At a conceptual level, blockchain is fairly straightforward but how it can deliver return on investment, particularly in relation to existing processes and systems, is more complex.
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Don’t Get Stuck in the Past—How Changing PAO Governance Helped Put Kosovo on the Global Accountancy Map
by Ardiana Bunjaku, Executive Director, Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo | August 16, 2018
IFAC recently spoke with Ardiana Bunjaku, Executive Director at the Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo about the importance of establishing a good governance structure within her growing institute.
We’re Part of the Solution: The Global Accountancy Profession Making a Dent in Corruption
by Amir Ghandar, Deputy Director, Public Policy and Regulation, IFAC | August 15, 2018
IFAC has put its engagement with the G20 and B20 forums into overdrive in the past few years, and has worked closely to emphasize and progress the essential role of the global profession on key topics.
Your Brand Has Value. Time to Realize Its Tangible Benefits!
by George Willie, Managing Partner, Bert Smith & Co. and Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC | August 10, 2018
You’ve worked hard to earn your professional qualification and build and grow your own practice—but when did you last pause to review your firm’s brand?
Evolving Expectations for Accountants Means Changing Needs for Education & Training
by PAO Development Committee, IFAC | August 6, 2018
During the IFAC PAO Development Committee meeting in Manila, Philippines in June 2018, committee members discussed the revised International Education Standards and public financial management.
Resource Roundup: Implementation Support for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation | August 1, 2018
Are you a practitioner working with a small or medium-sized firm—IFAC has an extensive suite of implementation support to assist you with the effective and efficient application of international standards.
Accounting as a Social and Moral Practice
by Eva Tsahuridu, Associate Professor, Industry Fellow, School of Accounting, RMIT University and Garry Carnegie, Emeritus Professor, School of Accounting, RMIT University | July 30, 2018
Accounting in modern times is powerful because of its privileged position as a key means of directing and governing organizations, economies and societies.
Three Ways to Effectively Manage Fee Pressure
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Wassim Khrouf, Partner, Auditing and Consulting Worldwide & IFAC SMP Committee Member | July 24, 2018
Key factors for firms to effectively manage fee pressure relate to the client relationship, quality and expertise provided and utilizing technology.
Public Sector Generation Next: Clear Career Paths Are Key
by Alex Metcalfe, Head of Public Sector Policy, ACCA | July 16, 2018
A new ACCA report provides valuable insights into public sector professional accountants and the implications for employers.