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 137 articles
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, Deputy Director, Quality and Membership, IFAC | September 12, 2016
Materiality and Conciseness in Integrated ReportingAn ACCA study explores materiality and conciseness in integrated reporting from the perspectives of corporate report preparers and company auditors.
by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | September 2, 2016
News and Resources
There are 2000 news/resources
Telling the Whole Story
A+ Magazine - April 18, 2017
IPSASB Launches Consultation on Heritage Reporting
International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board - April 11, 2017
Audit Insights: Retail–Are You Ready for a Radical Change?
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - April 10, 2017
EFRAG Academic Panel and New Academic Network to Boost EFRAG’s Evidence-Based Work on Financial Reporting
European Financial Reporting Advisory Group - April 10, 2017
IMA Seeks to Aggressively Expand Presence in India
Institute of Management Accountants - April 7, 2017
The Trickle Down Effect–IFRS and Accounting by SMEs
European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs - March 29, 2017
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