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- Professional Accountants in Business
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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
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New and Improving
November 14, 2016 - CFO.com
Finance executives rethink their role in cultivating innovation.
We don’t create a workplace that discourages cooperation and teamwork, do we?
This article discusses six ideas for CFOs to consider as they look to integrate analytics into the decision-making process.
The Internet of Things will require entirely new monetization strategies, says John Bonney, CFO of FinancialForce.
A recent report from CFO Research suggests five actions to prepare finance professionals for the future.
How an Obsession with Metrics Is Killing Your Company
April 25, 2016 - CFO.com
Three ways to overthrow the tyranny of metrics.
Death by Digital: Good-Bye to Finance as You Know It
November 27, 2015 - CFO.com
Digital technology is killing your finance organization as you know it. But there is no reason to mourn the loss.
- New ACCA Survey Finds Young Professionals Seek Rapid Career Change, Promotion
November 28, 2016 - Accounting Today
- IFAC Names Rachel Grimes as President
November 23, 2016 - Accounting Today
- Can Global Capitalism Be Saved?
November 16, 2016 - Economia
- 9 Reasons Why Accountants Are Superheroes
November 8, 2016 - In the Black
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