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.
The “Anticipatory Accountant” and demonstrating personal accountability in leadership were among the key themes discussed at Digital CPA in Las Vegas—the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway team provides coverage of the speakers and trends.
There are 102 articles
Where Machines Could Replace Accountants—and Where They Can't (Yet)Technology poses a threat to the accountancy profession as automation could replace much of the work accountants do, according to experts—the profession must accelerate its move into tasks and activities less susceptible to automation such as...
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | September 6, 2016
The Role of Accounting in Powering Economic Prosperity in AsiaThe second Financial Reform for Economic Development forum asked participants to consider what robust public financial management actually means, how it can be achieved, and what we can learn from past experience.
by Brian Blood, Chief Executive, Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants and Jackie Poirier, President, Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants | September 2, 2016
Attracting and Retaining Finance Personnel: An Urgent Challenge for the Public SectorRecent publications from the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants address the significant challenge of finding the right finance personnel in the public sector.
by Brian Blood, Chief Executive, Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants | August 16, 2016
Forecasting 2020: The Future of Learning for AccountantsThe rate of learning for accountants must be greater than the pace of change and competition, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | August 8, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1069 news/resources
Will Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Accounting Replace the Accountants of Tomorrow?
Forbes - October 11, 2016
Salaries "to Jump by 2.9% in Finance and Accountancy"
Economia - October 11, 2016
EY Plans to Hire 15,200 in U.S. in FY 2017
Accounting Today - October 6, 2016
ICAEW Academy of Professional Development 2017
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - October 5, 2016
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
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