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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. Read More
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An Accounting Giant on Keeping Millennial Employees Happy
August 10, 2016 - Bloomberg
Bloomberg interviews EY CEO, Mark Weinberger, on how EY keeps millennial workers happy.
How Companies Can Attract and Develop Finance Talent
July 26, 2016 - CGMA Magazine
Responsibilities for career development are changing. Here's what a company should do to attract and develop finance talent.
Tim Gearty of Becker Professional Education discusses how to retain Millennial accounting employees in this video.
Tom Hood discusses how leaders can give their talent purpose in new CGMA video.
Aldor Delp of ADP discusses how accounting firms can attract the best talent at a competitive time in the labor market, in an interview with Dan Hood of Accounting Today.
International speaker and presenter, Courtney Kirschbaum, shares her insights on the importance of investing in yourself.
- New ACCA Survey Finds Young Professionals Seek Rapid Career Change, Promotion
November 28, 2016 - Accounting Today
- IFAC Names Rachel Grimes as President
November 23, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Can Global Capitalism Be Saved?
November 16, 2016 - Economia
- 9 Reasons Why Accountants Are Superheroes
November 8, 2016 - In the Black
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