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.
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The Ability to Anticipate Is a Necessary Leadership Skill for Accountants Moving ForwardAccountants must acquire the ability to anticipate change and recognize its opportunities, says Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co.
by Dan Griffiths, Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co. | May 30, 2016
Adapting to Survive and Thrive in a World of ChangeSince I started my career, the world has changed in astonishing ways. Smartphones have replaced landlines. Texts and emails have supplanted letters and telexes.
by Kevin Dancey, Past President and CEO, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada | May 17, 2016
Digital Currencies: Where to from Here?The most popular of the digital currencies, Bitcoin, was launched in 2008 by the mysterious “Satoshi Nakamoto” to provide an alternative payment system that was instantaneous, inexpensive, and secure. There is no doubt that Bitcoin is
by Lee White, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand | May 3, 2016
Leadership Perspectives of Generations X and YOrganizations must create the right environment for Generation X and Y leaders to flourish, says Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co.
by Dan Griffiths, Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co. | April 26, 2016
News and Resources
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Four Strategies to Recruit and Retain Young Professionals Worldwide
CGMA Magazine - November 21, 2016
Management Is All in the Timing
Strategy + Business - November 16, 2016
Can Global Capitalism Be Saved?
Economia - November 16, 2016
Decision 2016 | The SourceMedia Business Issues Scorecard
Accounting Today - November 14, 2016
New and Improving
CFO.com - November 14, 2016
Building the Case for Gender Equality
CPA Canada - November 14, 2016
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