by Diane Jules, Deputy Director, IESBA and Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird & IFAC SMP Committee Member | September 12, 2018
The revised and restructured Code of Ethics will come into effect in June 2019; the IFAC SMP Committee has actively monitored and engaged on each aspect of the project to provide input and suggestions with a focus on matters that impact SME and...
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Signs on the Road to Change for Accountants in Business in a Digital Age
by Larry White, Executive Director, Resource Consumption Accounting Institute | December 11, 2018
A golden opportunity to create new value is presented by the automation and digitalization of finance and accounting.
IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway Team Coverage: Digital CPA 2018
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 7, 2018
In only a few years, CPA.com’s Digital CPA conference has established itself as an event with something for accountants from all areas, and a community that exists long after the last session ends.
The Future-Ready PAO Must Be Global
by Alan Edwards, IFAC PAO Development Committee Member | December 3, 2018
At the recent IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization Development Committee meeting, members were asked to picture a future accountant —what skills and competencies will they need?
Technology Will Transform Audit
by Steve Ursillo, Jr., Partner, Risk Assurance & Advisory and National Leader: Information Assurance & Cybersecurity at Cherry Bekaert | November 30, 2018
While traditional audit and assurance services will remain essential, new accounting technologies are likely to significantly impact the way auditors execute engagements and client services.
The Practice of Tomorrow–How to Remain Relevant
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and George Willie, Managing Partner, Bert Smith & Co. | November 13, 2018
For small practices to transform and remain relevant they should focus on professionalism, their business model and providing advisory services, together with leveraging technology tools.
If There Is a Poor Public Perception of Disciplinary Processes, Is It Truly Serving the Public Interest? How ICAP Made a Good I&D System Great
by Saira Shamsie, Director Corporate, Legal & Membership Affairs, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan | November 12, 2018
As part of its short-term endeavors to bring more transparency, impartiality and public scrutiny to the investigation process, the ICAP succeeded in implementing a number of changes.
Global Business Expansion Presents Opportunity for SMPs
by Ben Baruch, Head of SME Policy, ACCA | October 25, 2018
Businesses looking to expand globally present an excellent opportunity for SMPs to provide additional value to clients.