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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New Public Sector Accounting Standards and Rights of CitizenshipBrazil’s transition to using International Public Sector Accounting Standards, which began in 2015, will strengthen the country’s public sector financial management, improve its accountability and transparency, and build trust with citizens for...
by Idésio S. Coelho, Senior Partner,EY & President, IBRACON | October 31, 2016
IPSAS AND Accrual Accounting: Critically Important for Investment and Voting DecisionsGovernments need both International Public Sector Accounting Standards and accrual accounting for sound public financial management—and citizens need it for well-informed ballot box decisions.
by Ian Ball, Chairman, CIPFA Internationa | October 14, 2016
Governments Must Be Accountable for Taxation’s OutputsThe public must be clear on taxation’s objectives and outputs, and governments must be accountable to their citizens.
by Ed Balls, Former UK Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer & Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School | October 3, 2016
Questions about Accounting or Auditing on the Ground in Jurisdictions? Our New Interactive Content Can HelpThe new interactive section of the IFAC website features comprehensive profiles of member organizations and the jurisdictions in which they operate—including the status of international standards.
by Joseph Bryson, Director, Quality and Membership, IFAC | September 12, 2016
News and Resources
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Bridging the Gap on ESG Reporting through Dialogue
CPA Canada - May 12, 2017
Progress Towards Global Accounting Standards: 2017 Pocket Guide Published
IFRS Foundation - May 9, 2017
Good Practice from the Excellence in Reporting in the Public Sector Award–Building Public Trust in Corporate Reporting Awards
National Audit Office - April 28, 2017
New Video: Loan Loss Accounting and Financial Stability
IFRS Foundation - April 27, 2017
ACCA and IMA Host Accounting Leaders at Integrated Reporting Event
Accounting Today - April 26, 2017
IFRS Foundation Publishes 2016 Annual Report
IFRS Foundation - April 25, 2017
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