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 Normita “Noemi” A. Lansang-Villaruz, Founder & Managing Partner, Villaruz, Villaruz & Co. | October 25, 2018
In 2006, the Institute for Solidarity in Asia collaborated with the PRC through the Board of Accountancy BOA together with the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants—the Accredited Professional Organization for CPAs—and began its...
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For Economic Growth, the World Needs AccountantsIf “public wealth” was properly measured, managed and better understood, society as a whole would benefit—but this requires modern accounting in the public sector and professional accountants to help build robust public finances.
by Dag Detter, Managing Partner & Founder, Detter & Co. | March 26, 2019
Balance for Better!On March 8, IFAC joins the international community to celebrate International Women’s Day—we could not think of a better way to mark this day than to ask strong female leaders in our profession to share their success stories, here is what they...
by Elena Churikova, Senior Manager, Governance, IFAC | March 7, 2019
Building a Future-Ready PAOThe accountancy profession needs to adapt in a meaningful way to changing demographics, technology, and other recent trends.
by Joseph Bryson, Director, Quality and Membership, IFAC and Manuel Arias , Technical Manager, Quality & Development, IFAC | February 14, 2019
How the Accountancy Profession Is Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals in South AsiaIFAC, SAFA, and CA Sri Lanka held an SDG workshop in October 2018 exploring the accountancy profession's contributing to the SDGs in South Asia.
by Adrian Lim, Technical Manager, Quality & Development, IFAC and Arjuna Herath, Chair, IFAC PAO Development Committee & Senior Partner, Ernst & Young, Sri Lanka and Maldives | February 12, 2019
A Professional Accountancy Career Can Be Very ExcitingMany people think the career of a professional accountant is boring but it is exciting, diversified and different than what the stereotype would suggest.
by Terry LeBlanc, FCPA, FCGA, Chair, CPA Canada Board of Directors | January 17, 2019
News and Resources
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Finance for the Future Awards: 2019 Entries Now Open
ICAEW, A4S, Deloitte - April 11, 2019
The Five Traits of a Great Manager
Journal of Accountancy - April 11, 2019
A Global Reach
ICAEW - April 5, 2019
Seven Ways to Make Your Workplace Welcoming for Trans People
CPA Canada - March 18, 2019
Talent Management in Government Finance
CIPFA - March 18, 2019
ICAEW - March 18, 2019
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