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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.
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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 | July 18, 2016
The launch of the Natural Capital Protocol should spark professional accountants to help businesses respond to natural capital impacts and dependencies—the sustainability of organizations, economies, and societies depends on it.
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The Never Ending Story of Prudence and IFRSThe recently issued Exposure Draft, Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting, from the IASB includes reintroducing prudence as cautious prudence, but it can be argued that asymmetric prudence is also a necessary characteristic of useful...
by Alfred Wagenhofer, Professor and Director, Center for Accounting Research, University of Graz, Austria | October 13, 2015
Reporting on Banks’ Regulatory Capital: A Role for Auditors?Some of the most fundamental indicators of the strength and resilience of banks are reported outside of their financial statements. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) believes that
by Michael Izza, FCA, Chief Executive, ICAEW and Megan Zietsman, IAASB Member and Chair of the Group Audits and the Enhancements Working Groups | October 6, 2015
Improving Public Sector Financial Management: The Eight Key Elements of PFM SuccessIn a video, the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants’ Chief Executive discusses the organization’s new guide to help professional accounting organizations engage with their governments to assess and improve successful public sector...
by Brian Blood, Chief Executive, Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants | October 5, 2015
A Need for Better Cost Information in the Public SectorActivity-based costing (ABC) systems can be helpful for organizations (both public and private) seeking to understand their costs and the behavior of factors that drive their costs.
by Gary Cokins, CPIM, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC | October 5, 2015
Avoiding “Tax Chaos” in the Globalized, Digital 21st CenturyToward the end of the OECD’s original plan for tackling international taxation—contained within quite understated “background” material—is a short paragraph that culminates in foretelling “global tax chaos”
by Russell Guthrie, Executive Director, Professional Relations, and CFO, IFAC | September 22, 2015
News and Resources
There are 1941 news/resources
IRS Warns of ‘Security Awareness’ Scam
Accounting Today - November 7, 2016
IASB Issues Amendments to IFRS 4
Baker Tilly International - November 7, 2016
Professional Conduct in Relation to Taxation
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - November 1, 2016
Sluggish Public Sector Reform Poses Risk to Tanzania Economy
Public Finance International - November 1, 2016
How Integrated Reporting Is Changing the Role of the Accounting Profession
Forbes - October 31, 2016
Apple Profits Benefit from 2015 Accounting Change
Wall Street Journal - October 28, 2016
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