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.
by PAO Development Committee, IFAC | June 28, 2017
The IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee on what it takes to establish a PAO that is relevant, sustainable, and ready to adopt and implement international standards and best practices.
There are 111 articles
Five Reasons Why the Finance Function Is Ready for DisruptionMany finance professionals underestimate the impact of technology on their jobs when there is actually no time to waste in sharpening technological competencies.
by Erik Kolthof, Senior Advisor, Senior Advisor, Accountants in Business, Royal Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants | July 31, 2017
Financial Management Reform in UK Government: Putting Finance at the Heart of Decision MakingSolid management information can help governments manage resources and make decisions that deliver value for money.
by Rebecca McCaffry, FCMA, CGMA, Associate Technical Director–Management Accounting, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants | July 31, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1090 news/resources
ACCA Wars: The Formula Awakens—Star Wars Spoof
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - December 18, 2015
Competent and Versatile: How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Success
IFAC - August 1, 2011
Six Traits of Leading Finance Functions
CGMA Magazine - August 14, 2017
The Road to Finance Transformation
CFO.com - August 9, 2017
IMA Names Alex C. Eng as Chair of Global Board of Directors
Institute of Management Accountants - July 19, 2017
Robots Help Siemens Cope in Brazil
CFO.com - June 26, 2017
Five Leadership Mistakes Even the Best Bosses Make
Inc. - June 26, 2017
CIMA Elects President
The Accountant - June 6, 2017
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