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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
4 leadership tactics that work for your firm.
Deloitte (DTTL) and the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) launched the Deloitte IAAER Scholarship Programme aiming at supporting better accounting education and improving the quality of financial reporting and auditing.
CFOs should urge their teams to consciously try to overcome these dangerous predispositions.
The evolution of the finance professional is continual. Here are five steps to help members embrace this new age of trusted business advisor.
This study, released by the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation and sponsored by branding and design firm Shikatani Lacroix, uncovers the changing perceptions of financial executives.
The CGMA Finance Impact Tool is a comprehensive, systematic assessment of an organisation’s finance activities.
People are a company’s greatest asset. A company’s workforce drives growth and performance; and success is intrinsically linked to the workforce’s skills, talent, knowledge and ability. This value, held in people’s heads, is worth more than any physical asset.
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- Gender Inequality Is Costing the World $28 Trillion
September 29, 2015 - Quartz
- Graduate Premium Higher for Women
September 25, 2015 - Economia
- Finding Qualified Job Candidates Getting Tougher
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