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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Finance Leadership & Development
Professional accountants need to respond to the continually changing expectations of their organizations, the financial markets, and society. In addition, many accountants aspire to finance leadership roles, such as chief financial officer (CFO). As a result, they must fulfill their traditional responsibilities, while increasing their support of strategic and operational decision-making. Through education, life-long learning, and development, they must acquire the right mixture of skills, experiences, and attitudes, including leadership, strategy, business, management, and interpersonal skills. See the full overview.
by PAO Development Committee, IFAC | June 28, 2017
The IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee on what it takes to establish a PAO that is relevant, sustainable, and ready to adopt and implement international standards and best practices.
There are 128 articles
Foundation for Economies Worldwide = Small BusinessCelebrating the importance of small businesses, their role in economies worldwide and contribution to sustainable development on Micro-, Small-and Medium-sized Enterprises Day.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Manoj Fadnis, Member, IFAC Small and Medium Practices (SMP) Committee | June 27, 2018
The Changing Role of Accounting in Enterprise Performance ManagementThe accountancy profession’s contribution to business resilience and success is through enterprise performance management.
by Larry White, Executive Director, Resource Consumption Accounting Institute | June 26, 2018
The Role of Financial Leadership in Sustainable Public FinancesFocused and empowered leadership is essential to drive higher standards in financial management and ensure that finance is integral to decision-making at the very highest level across the public sector.
by Sumita Shah, Regulatory Policy Manager, Public Sector, ICAEW | April 30, 2018
Women in Public Finance: Tackling Gender EqualityThere is a wealth of research that shows gender equality in leadership strengthens a country’s competitiveness and economic development efforts—but, while some progress has been made globally in advancing gender equality, the pace at which it...
by Gillian Fawcett, Head of International, CIPFA | March 26, 2018
News and Resources
There are 1115 news/resources
ACCA Wars: The Formula Awakens—Star Wars Spoof
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - December 18, 2015
Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
IFAC - August 1, 2011
Nine Requests from Your Future Leaders
Journal of Accountancy - August 13, 2018
Business Models of the Future: Systems, Convergence and Characteristics
ACCA - August 9, 2018
Finance Directors Unveil Top 10 Most Pressing Issues
ICAS - July 30, 2018
Economia - July 30, 2018
Key Facts and Trends in the Accountancy Profession
Financial Reporting Council - July 27, 2018
Four Ways to Create a Learning Culture on Your Team
Harvard Business Review - July 16, 2018
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