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.
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Suriname: PAO Development to Support a Future GrowthIFAC’s support for PAOs recently included participating in the Suriname Chartered Accountants Institute first annual conference, along with other global and regional accountancy representatives.
by Joseph Bryson, Director, Quality and Membership, IFAC | October 12, 2018
Reviving Accountancy Education in LiberiaStrengthening or re-building both academic and professional accountancy education is fundamental to building a supply of qualified accountants for both the private and public sectors in Liberia.
by Nim’ne Elliott Mombo Sr., Managing Partner, PKF Liberia & Former President, LICPA | October 9, 2018
A Localized Professional Accounting Qualification: Lesotho’s JourneyAs a trusted advisor and advocate for high-quality and relevant accountancy education, the Lesotho Institute of Accountants knew undertaking the significant initiative to design, establish and launch a national qualification would be worth the...
by Nthabiseng Shale-Tlhomola, Education & Training Manager, Lesotho Institute of Accountants | September 21, 2018
Accountancy in the Western Balkans: Regional Cooperation Can Lead to National AdvancesAs they transition from socialist to market economies following decades of turbulence and conflict, the countries of the Western Balkans—have made significant progress in adopting international best practices in corporate financial reporting,...
by Kalina Shukarova Savovska, Senior Financial Management Specialist, Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR), The World Bank and Maria Chuvasheva, Senior Technical Manager, Quality and Development, IFAC | September 14, 2018
Continuous Professional Improvement and Technology on the Agenda for Brazilian Audit FirmsIn the midst of one of the most serious economic crises in Brazil's history, the independent audit firms associated with IBRACON have indicated that they are investing in technology, professional qualification and educational and training courses.
by Francisco A. M. Sant’Anna, President, IBRACON | September 12, 2018
News and Resources
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Upcoming Event: AICPA & CIMA Finance Transformation New York
AICPA, CIMA - October 12, 2018
The Changing Shape of the Finance Function
CGMA - October 10, 2018
Our Approach to Employee Engagement Is Not Working
Forbes - October 9, 2018
Changing Technology and Finance
CGMA - October 9, 2018
Why We Love Emotionally Intelligent Leaders
Financial Management Magazine - October 7, 2018
Leading Agile Transformation: The New Capabilities Leaders Need to Build 21st-Century Organizations
McKinsey&Company - October 5, 2018
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