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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How Does PEFA Stimulate Better Public Financial Management?The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability program has become the global standard for PFM performance assessment and a template for developing diagnostic tools.
by Lewis Hawke, Head of PEFA Secretariat | October 10, 2017
Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: CompetitionInformation and best practice tips to help small- and medium-sized practices address competition challenges, one of the top global challenges per the IFAC Global SMP survey.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Deputy Chair and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | October 3, 2017
The Budget Transparency Toolkit: The 5 Key Entry Points to Budget TransparencyThe OECD’s new Budget Transparency Toolkit serves as a guide to navigating the various standards on budget transparency, and as an aid to orientation and action within this busy landscape.
by Ronnie Downes, Deputy Head, Budgeting & Public Expenditures, OECD | September 26, 2017
An SMP Perspective on Proposed Changes to the IESBA Code of EthicsGiven recent proposals from the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants with potential changes for the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, small- and medium-sized practices need to start preparing for some of the more...
by Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC and Robyn Erskine, Partner, Brooke Bird & SMP Committee Ethics Task Force Chair | September 25, 2017
News and Resources
There are 9694 news/resources
Statutory Audit Committee Still has Little Membership in the Country
Valor Econômico - October 16, 2017
Blockchain: Living Up to the Hype
Economia - October 11, 2017
How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Accounting
Journal of Accountancy - October 11, 2017
The Power of One–Organisational Culture and Values
ICAS - October 10, 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals, Integrated Thinking and the Integrated Report
ICAS, IIRC - October 10, 2017
Audit Data Analytics Alert: ADA Survey on ADAs in Canada–Results and Implications
CPA Canada - October 10, 2017
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