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 105 articles
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
We Need to Be Grandly Ambitious: Lessons from Accountancy’s HistoryIn the past, accountants played key leadership roles in statecraft and policymaking, accounting historian Professor Jacob Soll teaches. To get back to a similar place will require individual accountants and our profession to take on new roles, and
by Jacob Soll, Professor, Journalist, University of Southern California | July 26, 2016
Closing the Divide between Emerging and Established LeadersAccounting firms should be proactive in encouraging younger leaders to improve dialogue with older, more established leaders.
by Jennifer Wilson, Co-founder & Partner, ConvergenceCoaching, LLC | July 22, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1086 news/resources
Decision 2016 | The SourceMedia Business Issues Scorecard
Accounting Today - November 14, 2016
New and Improving
CFO.com - November 14, 2016
Building the Case for Gender Equality
CPA Canada - November 14, 2016
9 Reasons Why Accountants Are Superheroes
In the Black - November 8, 2016
Journey to Business Partnering: How I Became an FP&A Professional
CFO Innovation - November 3, 2016
The Voices of Tomorrow
Accounting Today - November 2, 2016
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