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 117 articles
What Qualities Do You Need to Be an Effective Business Partner?To be an effective business partner, you need business acumen, passion, an inquisitive nature, and interpersonal skills both inside the organization and outside of it—as well as integrity and trust.
by Steve McNally, IMA Global Board Member and Former Director & Controller, Supply Chain Finance, Campbell Soup Company | January 29, 2018
AICPA Chair: Incorporating Diversity in Thought & LeadershipOrganizations need to be diverse in both thought and leadership in order to be successful and remain relevant.
by Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Chair, AICPA | January 17, 2018
What Top Skills Do Professional Accountants Need for the Future?Professional accountants can use their unique skills to anticipate the future.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 14, 2018
Being Intergenerationally More Fair: Our Resolution for 2018The intergenerational contract is under strain in Europe and beyond —a report recently published by ICAEW Europe shows that fewer than one in four Europeans feel that their respective generation is being treated fairly by their government when...
by Dr. Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of EU Public Affairs, ICAEW | December 20, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1110 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
Maturity Model Guidance Series: Investigation & Discipline
Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants - February 21, 2018
Skills That Help Accounting Professionals Succeed Alongside AI
Financial Management Magazine - February 14, 2018
Drivers of Change: Navigating the Future
CPA Canada - February 12, 2018
How to Keep Your Team Happy
Economia - February 2, 2018
Three Ways to Bridge the Finance Talent Gap
CFO.com - February 2, 2018
IMA Reaches 100,000 Member Milestone on the Cusp of its Centennial
Institute of Management Accountants - January 29, 2018
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