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 98 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, Consultant | 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
News and Resources
There are 1068 news/resources
CIMA President Becomes First Chair of ‘New’ Association
Accountancy Age - November 1, 2016
To Reduce Stress, Accountants Should Take a Breath
Accounting Web - October 14, 2016
ACCA Launches Innovations to Its Qualification to Shape the Future of Global Accountancy
Business Wire - October 12, 2016
Finance Professionals Meeting Today’s Business Challenges
IFAC - October 11, 2016
Will Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Accounting Replace the Accountants of Tomorrow?
Forbes - October 11, 2016
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