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- 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. Read More
ICAEW offers advice on how to work in finance in international development.
In this study, professionals working in and close to the accountancy profession identify 100 drivers of change shaping the landscape for businesses and professional accountants over the next decade.
This CGMA report, based on a survey of 300 C-suite executives at major organizations around the world, identifies the major flaws in organizational decision making and provides the solutions to these challenges.
A look at the evolution of analytics and its revolutionary potential to transform ordinary businesses, power new business models, enable innovation, and deliver greater value.
This module from Harvard ManageMentor provides guidance on what to expect during transition from team member to manager.
Dan Griffiths, CPA, CGMA, delves into the topic of emotional intelligence and offers insight into how strong emotional intelligence can help develop leadership skills and drive results.
Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind discuss how technology will transform the work of all professionals.
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