IFAC FOCUS AREAS
- Accountability. Now.
- Adoption of International Standards
- 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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Audit & Assurance
Accounting firms offer a wide range of professional services to their clients, including audit, review, other assurance, and related services. These services are regulated, with many jurisdictions requiring compliance with international standards or national requirements that have been based on international ones. High-quality international standards increase the comparability, consistency, clarity, credibility, and transparency of financial information. And, high-quality financial information, in turn, increases the stability of the global financial infrastructure. See the full overview.
Implementation support for the new and revised IAASB Auditor Reporting standards, including links to Key Audit Matters (KAM) examples.
There are 86 articles
Reinventing ERM and Internal Audit: Accountants Need to Drive Radical ChangeAccountants need to play lead roles driving radical change toward Objective-Centric Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit, argues Tim Leech.
by Tim J. Leech FCPA FCA CIA CCSA CRMA, Managing Director, Risk Oversight Solutions Inc. | April 11, 2017
Building Trust through Agreed-Upon ProceduresFeedback from small- and medium-sized accounting practices and entities, SMPs and SMEs, is a crucial step in developing an agreed-upon procedures standard that suits, and allowing SMPs and SMEs to more fully realize the potential of these...
by Bodo Richardt, President, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | March 13, 2017
Exploring the Demand for Agreed-Upon Procedures EngagementsThe IAASB’s Agreed-upon Procedures Working Group has issued a Discussion Paper and requests input from all stakeholders.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Jasper van den Hout, Principal, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board | March 10, 2017
Significant Differences in Audit Quality Indicators DevelopmentsThe similarities and differences between audit quality indicators, and a possible way forward, have been summarized in a recent overview from Accountancy Europe.
by Vita Ramanauskaite, Policy Advisor, Accountancy Europe and Hilde Blomme, Deputy Chief Executive, Accountancy Europe | February 8, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1994 news/resources
CPA Canada Study Opens Door on How Management Contributes to Audit Quality
CPA Canada - January 22, 2018
Auditor’s Role in Fighting Financial Crime
Accountancy Europe - January 18, 2018
Agreed-Upon Procedures Engagements
IFAC - January 1, 2018
Using Audit Data Analytics in Performing a Risk Assessment Procedure
Journal of Accountancy - December 18, 2017
Audit Committee Briefing: Questions from Audit Committees about Audit Data Analytics
CPA Canada - December 18, 2017
Implementation Tool for Auditors: CAS 315–Understanding the Entity Through Internal Control
CPA Canada - December 18, 2017
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