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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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Hear from Barry Doyle Chief Financial Officer at Storyful. Barry has seen what work as a Chartered Accountant can be like from many angles - large practice, working abroad, in small companies and large multi-nationals.
This is the third in a series of Critical Success Factors reports which consider the vital issues faced by business leaders in key financial markets worldwide.
ACCA president Datuk Alexandra Chin FCCA talks about her journey from accountancy student to global ambassador.
Talent Alignment: 3 Things You Need to Know to Be Successful
September 22, 2015 - Entrepreneur
CEOs of big companies, entrepreneurs looking to create a work environment that drives success and managers who want to get the most out of their teams need to consider these three things to successfully align talent and positively impact their organization’s bottom line.
4 Steps to Developing Professionals through Sponsorship
September 21, 2015 - AICPA Insights
Increasing the number of women and minorities in leadership roles is a priority for many firms. Learn how your firm or organization can develop a successful sponsorship program.
Through continuous learning and reasoned but rapid analysis, professionals can become better critical thinkers.
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July 25, 2016 - Accounting Today
- US CEOs Back Board Diversity, GAAP Adherence in Reform Push
July 25, 2016 - New York Times
- How Blockchain Will Impact Accountants and Auditors
July 22, 2016 - Economia
- New IFAC Research Report Demonstrates Positive Association between Business Performance and Use of Accountants
July 22, 2016 - IFAC
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