This year has so far proven to be a difficult one for stock markets. Many indices are lower, some with double digit losses. The main culprit is economic uncertainty, triggered primarily by increasing concern over an economic slowdown in China, the
IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini interviews five committee and IFAC Board members on the technologies that have and will most impact them.
It can be argued that integrated thinking and reporting is something that SMEs already practice as it is inherent to their very survival, but can they readily adopt the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)’s Framework and what is the role of SMPs in helping them do so?
In Parts One and Two of a nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini discusses the importance of SMEs to the global economy, the role of accountants as trusted business advisors, and the use and benefits of engagements to review historical financial statements, including relevant guidance.
In Part Three of a nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini discusses new service offerings firms can provide to their SME clients.
Part Four of the nine-part video series: IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini offers an international outlook on the importance of networking in building and cultivating relationships between SMPs and SMEs.
In Parts Five and Six of the nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini discusses the IFAC Guide to Practice Management for SMPs, the concept of value pricing, and the need to embrace social media as a key marketing strategy.
In Part Seven of the nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini shares his ideas on staff development and technological awareness.
In Parts Eight and Nine of this nine-part video series, IFAC SMP Committee Chair Giancarlo Attolini discusses an approach to managing client relationships that involves profiling clients according to four categories and identifies key practice management metrics.
In this IFAC Gateway Roundtable Series, members of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee discuss the challenges of attracting new clients, creating new services, and adapting to technological change–most importantly, how the data in the IFAC Global SMP Survey can help shed light on these issues.