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 629 articles
How Can SMEs Implement Integrated Reporting? A Starter KitThe specific application of integrated reporting by SMEs and the initial steps SMEs can take to start their integrated reporting journey.
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | December 14, 2017
Core & More: Making Reporting SmarterCore & More aims to establish “smarter” corporate reporting by organizing financial and non-financial information in a more connected, logical, and structure way.
by Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO, Accountancy Europe and Ben Renier, Manager, Corporate and Public Sector Reporting, Accountancy Europe | December 4, 2017
Focusing on the Public Interest Should Imply Passion for the Public SectorProfessional accountants and public sector entities are natural partners in protecting the public interest.
by Martin Dees, Strategic Audit Expert, The Netherlands Court of Audit; Peter Eimers, Professor of Auditing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Partner, PwC; and Peter Verheij, Alderman, Municipality of Alblasserdam | November 30, 2017
News and Resources
There are 9771 news/resources
Deep Finance: Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Function–Keynotes by CFO Cargill et al. [Video]
The Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants - December 15, 2017
Blockchain: The New Technology of Trust
Goldman Sachs - December 14, 2017
The Detection of Foreign Bribery
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - December 13, 2017
PCAOB Gets New Chairman, Complete New Board Membership
Journal of Accountancy - December 13, 2017
Confidence in the Future: Human and Machine Collaboration in the Audit
PwC - December 12, 2017
The Race for Relevance: Technology Opportunities for the Finance Function
ACCA - December 12, 2017
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