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- 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. Read More
This report identifies the stakeholders and methods they can employ alone or in concert with others, especially professional accountancy organizations, to attract and retain finance personnel in the public sector.
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An Accounting Giant on Keeping Millennial Employees Happy
August 10, 2016 - Bloomberg
Bloomberg interviews EY CEO, Mark Weinberger, on how EY keeps millennial workers happy.
The Trueblood Case Studies
August 10, 2016 - Deloitte
Trueblood cases are available to everyone as PDFs. Topics include: earnings quality, financial instruments, consolidations, derivatives, and more.
The Case for Cultural Intelligence
August 5, 2016 - CGMA Magazine
Business interactions in the age of globalisation can be minefields. A glimpse into the world of cultural intelligence offers strategies for fitting in abroad.
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Younger Partners See Succession Differently
July 27, 2016 - CPA Trendlines
Are you acting like an owner or an employee?
- New ACCA Survey Finds Young Professionals Seek Rapid Career Change, Promotion
November 28, 2016 - Accounting Today
- IFAC Names Rachel Grimes as President
November 23, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Can Global Capitalism Be Saved?
November 16, 2016 - Economia
- 9 Reasons Why Accountants Are Superheroes
November 8, 2016 - In the Black
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