by Diane Jules, Deputy Director, IESBA and Robyn Erskine, Partner, Black Birrd & IFAC SMP Committee Member | September 12, 2018
The revised and restructured Code of Ethics will be coming into effect in June 2019–The Code results from the completion of multiple IESBA projects–The SMPC has been actively monitoring the IESBA work on each of the various projects and has...
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A Localized Professional Accounting Qualification: Lesotho’s Journey
by Nthabiseng Shale-Tlhomola, Education & Training Manager, Lesotho Institute of Accountants | September 21, 2018
As a trusted advisor and advocate for high-quality and relevant accountancy education, the Lesotho Institute of Accountants knew undertaking the significant initiative to design, establish and launch a national qualification would be worth the...
Accountancy in the Western Balkans: Regional Cooperation Can Lead to National Advances
by Kalina Shukarova Savovska, Senior Financial Management Specialist, Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR), The World Bank and Maria Chuvasheva, Senior Technical Manager, Quality and Development, IFAC | September 14, 2018
As they transition from socialist to market economies following decades of turbulence and conflict, the countries of the Western Balkans—have made significant progress in adopting international best practices in corporate financial reporting,...
Continuous Professional Improvement and Technology on the Agenda for Brazilian Audit Firms
by Francisco A. M. Sant’Anna, President, IBRACON | September 12, 2018
In the midst of one of the most serious economic crises in Brazil's history, the independent audit firms associated with IBRACON have indicated that they are investing in technology, professional qualification and educational and training courses.
What Can History Teach Us about Accounting & Political Accountability? Quite a Bit
by Jacob Soll, Professor, Journalist, University of Southern California | September 11, 2018
If we want to see growth and stability around the globe, we need to continue to make the argument that strong professional accountancy organizations spur economic and political development.
The Profession of the Digital Age: Accounting Engineering
by Ismail Tekbas, CFO, Kurt Nonwoven | September 5, 2018
Engineering skills will enhance accountants' ability to use and manage technology.
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.