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- Developing the Global Profession
- Global Representation and Advocacy
- Professional Accountants in Business
- Small and Medium Practices
Independent Standard-Setting Boards
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board sets high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and quality control that strengthen public confidence in the global profession.
The International Accounting Education Standards Board establishes standards, in the area of professional accounting education, that prescribe technical competence and professional skills, values, ethics, and attitudes.
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants sets high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants, including auditor independence requirements.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board develops standards, guidance, and resources for use by public sector entities around the world for preparation of general purpose financial statements.
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The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® (IPSASB®) develops IPSAS™, accrual-based standards used for the preparation of general purpose financial statements by governments and other public sector entities around the world. Through these standards, the IPSASB aims to enhance the quality, consistency, and transparency of public sector financial reporting worldwide. It also issues guidance and facilitates the exchange of information among accountants and others who work in the public sector and promotes the acceptance of and international convergence to IPSAS.
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IPSASB Chair Ian Carruthers Video Q&A Series
In this new video series, IPSASB Chair Ian Carruthers answers questions about the IPSASB and the importance of International Public Sector Accounting Standards for transparency and accountability in public sector financial management.
Working at IPSASB
IPSAS™ are rapidly becoming the gold standard of public sector financial reporting, with increasing global adoption and implementation. Working at IPSASB offers the opportunity to contribute to the global accountancy profession and for engagement with leading standard-setters from all over the world.
Currently, the IPSASB is seeking self-motivated individuals with strong project management skills and an interest in technical accounting issues. Candidates should possess good interpersonal skills, a background in standard-setting in either or both public and private sectors, or experience in technical accounting analysis.