IFAC's Education Standards Board Seeks Responses to Survey on Enhancing Accounting Education

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    IFAC's Education Standards Board Seeks Responses to Survey on Enhancing Accounting Education

    All those with an interest in accounting education, including users and preparers of financial reports, professional accountants, standard setters, academics, and regulators, are invited to complete a survey conducted by the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), an independent standard-setting board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). The online survey seeks input on the audience, scope and nature of International Education Statements issued by the IAESB. The results will be used to strengthen the education programs of professional accountancy organizations around the world. The survey takes no more than 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed online at http://www.ifac.org/educationsurvey. Responses are requested by March 1, 2008.   The survey is part of a fundamental review of the Framework for International Education Statements, which establishes the context in which IAESB pronouncements are set and the principles determining the approach taken. The IAESB develops International Education Standards and guidance on pre- and post-qualification education and training for all members of the accountancy profession. In addition to the survey, the IAESB will be conducting a number of focus group meetings. All those with an interest in accounting education, including users and preparers of financial reports, professional accountants, standard setters, academics, and regulators, are invited to complete a survey conducted by the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), an independent standard-setting board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). The online survey seeks input on the audience, scope and nature of International Education Statements issued by the IAESB. The results will be used to strengthen the education programs of professional accountancy organizations around the world. The survey takes no more than 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed online at http://www.ifac.org/educationsurvey. Responses are requested by March 1, 2008.
     
    The survey is part of a fundamental review of the Framework for International Education Statements, which establishes the context in which IAESB pronouncements are set and the principles determining the approach taken. The IAESB develops International Education Standards and guidance on pre- and post-qualification education and training for all members of the accountancy profession. In addition to the survey, the IAESB will be conducting a number of focus group meetings. 

    "The survey and interviews seek input to ensure that International Education Standards are relevant, understandable and reliable," states Henry Saville, IAESB Chair. "This information is especially valuable because, ultimately, it is the education programs of professional accountancy institutes, including those offered by many IFAC member bodies, that provide future members of the profession with the values, skills and knowledge that will guide them throughout their careers."

    For more information on the IAESB and International Education Standards, visit the IFAC website at http://www.ifac.org/education.

    About the IAESB and IFAC
    The IAESB, an independent standard-setting board within IFAC, develops standards and guidance on prequalification education, training, and continuing professional education and development for all members of the accountancy profession. The Public Interest Oversight Board oversees the activities of the IAESB and, as one element of that oversight, establishes its due process and working procedures.

    IFAC is the global 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 158 members and associates in 123 countries, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce. In addition to setting international education standards through the IAESB, IFAC, through its independent standard-setting boards, sets standards on ethics, auditing and assurance, and public sector accounting. It also issues guidance to encourage high quality performance by professional accountants in business.

     

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