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.
|Global Knowledge Gateway||
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.
There are 125 articles
Big Government, Small Government—Both Need to Get the Accounting & Transparency RightFormer UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Ed Balls on the important role accounting plays in earning and keeping the public’s trust in the public sector.
by Ed Balls, Former UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer & Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School | July 7, 2016
Not Enough People Read Their Governments’ Consolidated Financial ReportIt is crucial that we continue to modernize how governments report financial information, according to Hon. David M. Walker, Former US Comptroller General and Senior Strategic Advisor at PwC. We must find ways to communicate this
by Hon. David M. Walker, Former US Comptroller General, Senior Strategic Advisor, PwC | June 28, 2016
11 Reasons to Be Transparent on TaxThis article provides a series of arguments to counter the logic behind recent initiatives in the EU toward greater transparency in country-by-country reporting of tax for large multinationals.
by Eelco van der Enden, Partner, PwC Netherlands | June 16, 2016
Bridging the Divide—Accountants and PoliticiansWhile the accountancy profession regularly calls upon governments around the world to adopt accrual accounting and stronger public financial management, we must remember that accountants are on the same page as politicians in terms of
by Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy | May 31, 2016
Integrated Reporting and Climate Change: A Perfect MarriagePart of the climate risk problem is rooted in the age-old problem of transparency—but this is a problem integrated reporting, combined with integrated thinking, is designed to fix.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | May 27, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1986 news/resources
Could Bitcoin Become a New Global Currency?
New Jersey Institute of Technology - March 2, 2017
IFRS Foundation Publishes Debrief Video on IFRS for SMEs
IFRS Foundation - February 7, 2017
A Professional Judgement Framework for Financial Reporting
ICAS - February 3, 2017
Guide to Review Engagements (CSRE 2400)
CPA Canada - February 3, 2017
A Global Standard Setting Journey
Public Finance International - February 1, 2017
50 Drivers of Change in the Public Sector
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - January 24, 2017
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