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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Focusing on the Public Interest Should Imply Passion for the Public SectorProfessional accountants and public sector entities are natural partners in protecting the public interest.
by Martin Dees, Strategic Audit Expert, The Netherlands Court of Audit; Peter Eimers, Professor of Auditing, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & Partner, PwC; and Peter Verheij, Alderman, Municipality of Alblasserdam | November 30, 2017
How Does PEFA Stimulate Better Public Financial Management?The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability program has become the global standard for PFM performance assessment and a template for developing diagnostic tools.
by Lewis Hawke, Head of PEFA Secretariat | October 10, 2017
The Budget Transparency Toolkit: The 5 Key Entry Points to Budget TransparencyThe OECD’s new Budget Transparency Toolkit serves as a guide to navigating the various standards on budget transparency, and as an aid to orientation and action within this busy landscape.
by Ronnie Downes, Deputy Head, Budgeting & Public Expenditures, OECD | September 26, 2017
These Six Building Blocks Are Critical for Better Public Financial ManagementA wider strategic framework is necessary in managing the practical aspects of how governments can change from cash to accrual accounting.
by Sumita Shah, Regulatory Policy Manager, Public Sector, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales | September 25, 2017
Five Key Methods to Improve Public Financial AccountabilityThere is increased awareness of the crucial need for better performance and greater accountability in public financial management (PFM) systems around the globe.
by Ian Ball, Chairman, CIPFA International | August 14, 2017
News and Resources
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Public Money for the Public Good
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Managing the Public Balance Sheet
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The UK Central Government Public Financial Management System
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Global SAI Stocktaking Report 2017
INTOSAI Development Initiative - January 8, 2018
New Sovereign Risk Initiative from Columbia Business School
CISION PR Newswire - November 2, 2017
IPSAS Implementation: Current Status and Challenges
ACCA - October 31, 2017
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