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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.
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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
LinkedIn is currently growing at a rate of two new members per second. It's a powerful and increasingly populated platform for professionals. But how can you make the most of it?
These tips from the AICPA Leadership Academy can help you influence and inspire others.
Many accountancy professionals play key roles in their organisations, roles that go far beyond the stereotypical perceptions of accountants as ‘bean counters’ and ‘number crunchers’.
How has the role of the Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) evolved in ensuring the sustainability of their companies? Are they ready to embrace the challenges as well as opportunities to maintain their relevance?
CEOs-in-Waiting: The CFO’s Expanding Role
July 14, 2014 - The Accountant
Although some surveys indicate just around 5% of CEOs get to the top straight away from their CFO roles, a background as finance chief is a decisive factor to rise through the ranks and eventually take the helm at an organisation.
“Command and control” methods of management are losing favor among some leaders and are being replaced by a style more similar to that found in the sports world.
The diversity of the modern workplace and the hurried pace of business provides ample room for social missteps, but adhering to the basic tenants of business etiquette can insulate you from the most egregious offenses.
- In Search of Finance and Accounting Talent
August 27, 2015 - CFO.com
- As Regulatory Costs Grow, the Accounting Chief’s Duties Add Up
August 27, 2015 - Wall Street Journal
- 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
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