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.
There are 124 articles
Creating the "Anticipatory" AccountantAccountants must become more "anticipatory" if they want to be ready to tackle new opportunities in the future, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 6, 2016
The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | December 29, 2015
Why Attend the Digital CPA Conference? An Interview with Barry Melancon, President and CEO, American Institute of CPAsIn only a few years, the American Institute of CPAs’ Digital CPA conference has established itself as an event with something for accountants of all stripes, and a community that exists even after the last session ends.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | December 23, 2015
What Can You Gain from the AICPA’s Digital CPA Conference?Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO of CPAcom, discusses the value of the AICPA’s Digital CPA conference and what attendees gain.
by Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO, CPA.com | December 23, 2015
News and Resources
There are 1119 news/resources
Where the Accounting Profession Is Headed and What to Do about It
Accounting Web - October 5, 2016
Half of Accountants Plan to Leave Profession over Automation Fears
Economia - October 4, 2016
Dutch Accountants in Business: Characteristics, Motives and Expectations
Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants - October 3, 2016
A Tip for Finance Leadership: Kiss Down, Not Up, and Kick Up When Needed
CFO Innovation - September 30, 2016
Agility, Adaptability to Be an Important Key for CFOs
Khaleej Times - September 29, 2016
New IAESB Guidance Promotes Awareness and Proper Application of International Accounting Education Entry Requirements
International Accounting Education Standards Board - September 29, 2016
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