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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
This report is the output from the four expert panel meetings, drawing upon the discussions in those meetings and short case studies of good practice provided by panel members. It is intended to support accounting officers, permanent secretaries and boards in addressing some of the challenges they face.
The purpose of the Principles is to support organizations in benchmarking and improving their management accounting systems. The Principles help the public and private sectors make better decisions, respond appropriately to the risks they face and protect the value they generate.
This report provides practical advice for those considering business partnering initiatives and those looking to improve their approach.
Plenty of workers like to complain about their supervisors. But are they confident in the leadership their boss provides? You might be surprised.
As the quantity of data available to companies grows, skills such as business intelligence and data mining are essential parts of a finance professional's toolkit. But getting the most out of business analytics requires much more than technical know-how.
Sets out the vision of the boards of the NBA Accountants in Business and the Vereniging van Registercontrollers on the roles and responsibilities of the financial professional.
Visiedocument over het beroep van de Financieel Professional (NBA-VRC Vision on the Role of the Finance Professional)
September 26, 2014 - Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants, Vereniging van Registercontrollers
Provides the vision, including a draft competence framework, of the Boards of the Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants en de Vereniging van Registercontrollers on the roles and responsibilities of the finance professional.
- How To Stop Managing And Start Actually Leading
August 26, 2015 - Fast Company
- How to Respond When Someone Insults Your Profession
August 20, 2015 - Accounting Web
- CFOs Outpace Their Bosses in Pay Increases
August 19, 2015 - Wall Street Journal
- AICPA Trends Report Finds Accounting Enrollments Reach an All-Time High
August 17, 2015 - AICPA Insights
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