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The “Anticipatory Accountant” Takes the Lead
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | January 3, 2017
The “Anticipatory Accountant” and demonstrating personal accountability in leadership were among the key themes discussed at Digital CPA in Las Vegas—the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway team provides coverage of the speakers and trends.
Tangible Steps to Build Diversity & Inclusion
by Linda Mills, Director, Technical Accounting Activities, Institute of Management Accountants | January 3, 2017
Organizations that want to be more diverse and inclusive need to consider their initial steps, including buy-in from senior leadership.
Micro Learning Is Transforming Professional Education
by Amy Vetter, Global Vice President, Education & Head of Accounting, Xero | January 3, 2017
Micro learning allows professional accountants to receive continuing professional development and education in smaller, more convenient portions that fit their schedules and time constraints.
Research Insights—Auditor Professional Skepticism Part III: Competence (Fraud Detection), Traits, and Conclusions & Future Research
by Joseph F. Brazel, Professor of Accounting and University Faculty Scholar, North Carolina State University and Tammie Schaefer, Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Missouri, Kansas City | January 3, 2017
This three-part series summarizes academic research in the area of auditor professional skepticism and identifies key observations in the areas of incentives, time, mindset, environmental and contextual factors, and personality traits.
Engagement and Outreach in Support of the New Auditor’s Report
by Natalie Klonaridis, IAASB Principal | December 14, 2016
The IAASB’s new auditor reporting standards become effective this week—the IAASB continues to engage its stakeholders to support implementation.