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.
by Fayez Choudhury, Chief Executive Officer, IFAC | October 18, 2016
Last week, the South African Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) announced a timeline for new mandatory audit firm rotation requirements—a policy requiring companies to switch auditors periodically. In the same week, the
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The Gap between the Private Sector and AcademiaBoth the academic community and the accounting profession are working to close the gap between what they each do by working together and seeking common ground for research.
by Donna Street, Professor, Mahrt Chair in Accounting, University of Dayton | August 15, 2016
IAASB Survey to Inform Its Work Plan for 2017-2018The IAASB has published an online survey consultation on its 2017‒2018 Work Plan, which is open for responses until September 30, 2016.
by Beverley Bahlmann, Deputy Director, IAASB | August 9, 2016
Creating a Ripple Effect: Accountancy, Academia, and CurriculumThe Deloitte IAAER Scholarship helps make the connections between scholars, including those in emerging economies, and “real world” accountants and our profession.
by Professor Donna Street, Mahrt Chair in Accounting, University of Dayton | July 22, 2016
SME Audits: Challenges and InsightsThe World Bank’s Center for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR) summarizes challenges and insights in conducting audits of small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs) from their recent publication.
by John Hodge, Senior Financial Management Specialist, Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR), The World Bank and Kalina Shukarova Savovska, Senior Financial Management Specialist, Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR), The World Bank | June 22, 2016
Data Analytics for External AuditorsICAEW managers discuss the Institute’s recently published report on auditor data analytics, which highlights opportunities for the profession, regulators, standard setters, investors, and academics to rethink and reinvent audit for the benefit of...
by Katharine Bagshaw, Manager, Auditing Standards, ICAEW and Phedra Diomidous, Manager, International Standards, ICAEW | June 13, 2016
News and Resources
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Building Businesses for the Long-Term—Focusing ERM and Internal Audit on What Really Matters: Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation
Ethical Boardroom - May 11, 2017
Banishing Bias? Audit, Objectivity and the Value of Professional Skepticism
ACCA - May 10, 2017
IAASB Data Analytics Video
International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board - April 26, 2017
Rethinking the Audit
Journal of Accountancy - April 26, 2017
How Are Banks Embracing AI?
ICAS - April 25, 2017
How AI Will Turn Auditors into Analysts
Accounting Today - April 24, 2017
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