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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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As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in the short term.
Research focuses on the business and economic case for gender diversity and what companies can do to achieve equality at all levels.
Two experienced senior finance executives discuss their changing roles.
Five simple exercises can help you recognize, and start to shift, the mind-sets that limit your potential as a leader.
Looks at the application of data analytics to marketing and how a strong relationship between CFOs and chief marketing officers can improve the return on investment of marketing activities
Today's CFO: Which Profile Best Suits Your Company
January 1, 2013 - McKinsey & Company
This article profiles today’s CFO to show how the role is evolving and raise important questions for boards about talent and leadership development.
This article provides opinions on how CFOs can keep business decisions in the interest of better strategic decisions.
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July 21, 2016 - Economia
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