IFACnet, the Global Accountancy Search Engine, Expands Content for SMPs and Adds New Features

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    IFACnet, the Global Accountancy Search Engine, Expands Content for SMPs and Adds New Features

    IFACnet, the global, multilingual search engine developed by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and its members, has expanded its resources to address the needs of small and medium accounting practices (SMPs), in addition to professional accountants in business. IFACnet enables SMPs to easily locate information on a wide range of technical, marketing, human resource and other matters, including such topics as succession planning, managing a small firm, staff recruitment and retention, and promoting firm services.

    IFACnet has also added three new features to help accountants worldwide stay current on technical, professional and marketplace issues and to make the search engine more user friendly. These include a "Latest News" page with links to a variety of business, management and accounting media and other websites; a search box that enables users to search IFACnet directly from their Internet browser; and a "What's News" section to inform visitors of new IFACnet features and content.

    "There are many high quality resources available from within IFAC as well as through collaboration with our members that can help the global accountancy community carry out their professional responsibilities," states Ian Ball, IFAC Chief Executive Officer. "IFACnet's customized search features provide an efficient means to give professional accountants, including SMPs and professional accountants in business, in every part of the world, access to these timely and relevant resources."

    Launched in October 2006, IFACnet provides one-stop access to free, high quality guidance, management tools and articles developed by professional accountancy bodies from around the world. Since its launch, IFACnet has attracted nearly 42,000 individuals from more than 190 countries worldwide. Currently, IFAC and twenty-three of its members (see attachment) provide IFACnet with access to information from their websites. In the coming months, new content will continue to be added to IFACnet as it expands the number of participating organizations.

    IFACnet can be accessed free-of-charge at http://www.ifacnet.com and on the websites of participating organizations.

    IFAC is the worldwide organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of 155 members and associates in 118 countries, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce. Through its independent standard-setting boards, IFAC sets ethics, auditing and assurance, education, and public sector accounting standards. It also issues guidance to encourage high quality performance by professional accountants in business.

    IFACNET PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
    (As of March 30, 2007)


    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
    CGA Canada
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
    CMA Canada
    Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti
    CPA Australia
    Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    International Federation of Accountants
    Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland
    Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
    Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
    Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
    Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan
    Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
    Institute of Management Accountants
    Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut van Registeraccountants
    Malaysian Institute of Accountants
    Malta Institute of Accountants
    South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
    Union of Chambers of Certified Public Accountants of Turkey

     

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