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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
One of the key challenges in running an international business is to operate globally in a world that is becoming less global than it has been in previous years - this is the view of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Managing Partner Kevin Ellis.
This document captures reflections and insights from students and teachers and offers unique blend of candid conversations and discussions.
Aims to reflect on the Philosophy for Accountancy programme that we piloted and to help us challenge existing thinking and invite further discourse by posing new questions.
This infographic offers insights into how forward-thinking firms are finding, recruiting and retaining the Millennials who are the future of the profession.
Videos and presentations from the National Finance Olympiad 2015, which featured the expertise of finance professionals throughout Pakistan. The event was held at the Karachi and Lahore offices of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP).
Graeme Menzies CA talks to Robert Outram about his move from a Big Four firm into the entreprenurial world of morphsuits, and his vision for the future of the costume company.
How do you find the people that have the skills to succeed in a more judgment-based role?
- Losing Sleep: Accounting Profession Leaders' Biggest Nightmares
September 29, 2015 - Accounting Today
- 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
September 17, 2015 - CFO.com
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