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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High-quality business reporting is at the heart of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies. It allows organizations to present a cohesive explanation of their business and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, creditors, and regulators, while also promoting better internal decision making. Professional accountants are integral to all phases of organizational reporting. See the full overview.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | June 6, 2017
IFAC recently issued a policy position on integrated reporting highlighting the need for a single report providing a fuller picture of an organization’s ability to create value over time, and greater interconnectedness between different reports.
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Future of Accounting Profession: Three Major Changes and Implications for Teaching and ResearchThe accounting profession will face significant changes in the next three decades, and professional organizations, their members, and educational institutions should respond.
by Muhammad Azizul Islam, PhD (RMIT), CPA (Australia), CA (CA ANZ) Associate Professor & Team Leader of Accounting for Social and Environmental Sustainability Research Group, School of Accountancy, QUT, Brisbane, Australia | February 10, 2017
Integrated ReportingSince the launch of the International Integrated Reporting Framework at the end of 2013, global momentum of Integrated Reporting is promising. However, to achieve wide scale adoption, the Integrated Reporting movement needs the leadership of...
Longs for Finance Professionals
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | February 2, 2017
Moving toward Transparency, Consistency, and ThoroughnessAll government entities should move beyond cash-based accounting to accrual-based accounting in order to facilitate greater transparency, consistency, and thoroughness in financial reporting.
by Hon. David M. Walker, Former US Comptroller General, Senior Strategic Advisor, PwC | January 17, 2017
Integrated Reporting: An Emerging OpportunityIntegrated reporting, and specifically the multiple capital model that drives the quantitative core of the reporting framework, opens entirely new avenues for accountants to deliver value to internal and external users.
by Dr. Sean Stein Smith DBA, CMA, CPA, CGMA, CFE, Assistant Professor, Lehman College (CUNY) | November 14, 2016
News and Resources
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What's Next for Corporate Reporting: Time to Decide?
ICAEW - June 14, 2017
Nick Anderson and Ann Tarca Join the International Accounting Standards Board
IFRS Foundation - June 13, 2017
IASB Begins Second Phase of IFRS 13 Review with Call for Information
IFRS Foundation - May 25, 2017
Digital Future: A Framework for Future Digital Reporting
Financial Reporting Council - May 19, 2017
Video: IASB Chairman Hoogervorst Introduces IFRS 17
IFRS Foundation - May 18, 2017
IFRS Foundation and World Bank Deepen Cooperation
IFRS Foundation - May 15, 2017
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