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- 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. Read More
Job-seeking activities dropped in several large economies in the past year, raising concerns that a rising number of employees are staying put and showing up for work without engaging mentally. Find out how to motivate these disengaged employees.
CFOs must have a range of both soft and hard skills to help their companies stay competitive in this economy, according to a survey of 549 business leaders by Forbes Insights and KPMG.
CFOs have a key role to play in making sure mergers are successful, as they are often responsible for making sure deals produce synergies or cost savings. Integration is a difficult task, and it often requires a dedicated team to accomplish.
CFO in a Box, the centralisation brainchild of CFO Joey Pointer, leads to a smoother-running finance operation for Fleet Feet Inc.
How Do You Make Your MP Look Great? Be Future-Ready!
December 1, 2015 - Accounting Today
This article discusses how the role of managing partner/CEO is becoming more important in firms.
As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in the short term.
Essential Questions New Partners Need to Ask Themselves
November 30, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
A CPA coach provides lessons on navigating your first 100 days as a partner.
- Answering Your Career Accountancy Questions
August 23, 2016 - Economia
- Accountants Can Expect Bigger Salary Boosts Next Year
August 23, 2016 - Accounting Today
- The Economics of the 2016 Rio Olympics
August 23, 2016 - PKF
- Accountants Strike Gold at the Olympics
August 23, 2016 - Accounting Web
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