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- 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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Navigating Principles-based Standards in Financial ReportingOrganizations are increasingly applying principles-based standards in financial reporting, and a new practical guide from ICAS can help those involved in financial reporting make professional judgments.
by Alice Telfer, Head of Business and Public Sector, ICAS and Michelle Cricket, Director of Research, ICAS | March 27, 2017
Strong PFM Requires End-to-end Financial LiteracyPolitical and constitutional systems vary markedly across the EU; so too do public financial management (PFM) structures. The common thread is the need to ensure effective democratic accountability and encourage greater public transparency.
by Dr. Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of EU Public Affairs, ICAEW | March 16, 2017
Auditing in the Era of Integrated ThinkingAs the business landscape continues to change and evolve at an increasingly rapid rate, integrated reporting is quietly but surely picking up steam, and auditors need to be ready to embrace this new framework.
by Dr. Sean Stein Smith DBA, CMA, CPA, CGMA, CFE, Assistant Professor, Lehman College (CUNY) | February 23, 2017
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
News and Resources
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Upcoming: Joint ICAEW & IFRS Foundation Virtual Conference: IFRS 16 Leases
ICAEW, IFRS Foundation - August 24, 2017
Managing Public Money
Future Learn - August 14, 2017
Shaping the Future of IFRS Together
A+ Magazine - August 14, 2017
Delivering Excellent Public Financial Management
CIPFA - August 14, 2017
Upcoming Webcast - 2017 Annual Conference on Integrated Reporting
Integrated Reporting South Africa - July 25, 2017
Don't Mess Around with Government Pensions
Bloomberg - July 24, 2017
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