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- Professional Accountants in Business
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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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True and Fair: Why it Pays to Tell the Truth in Business
February 24, 2015 - Economia
Mike Straw, CEO of Achieve Breakthrough, argues that companies need to have a genuinely open culture about setbacks. Otherwise people will ‘edit the truth’ about how projects are faring which can have implications for financial reporting.
What does management accounting mean to you? Video shows what professionals have to say.
Big Data offers unlimited potential to change the way business is done. Still, most organizations are struggling to get useful insights from their data. Management accountants can help.
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February 5, 2016 - Strategy Blocks
- Deloitte CFO Insights: Facing (and Embracing) Strategic Risks
February 3, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Accountancy Students Push for Online-only Training
February 2, 2016 - Accountancy Age
- The Future of Indian Business Education
January 27, 2016 - The Economist
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