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 666 articles
Learning from the Pioneers—New Corporate Insights on Integrated ReportingGood practice examples and key challenges identified from a review of integrated reports, survey data and interviews with experts.
by Yen-pei Chen, Corporate Reporting and Tax Manager. Professional Insights, ACCA | April 20, 2018
Indian Railways Right on Track for Accrual AccountingGovernments across the globe are placing greater emphasis on the efficiency and transparency in public spending for the ultimate good of the end-user.
by Atul Kumar Gupta, Central Council Member, ICAI and Director of ICAI—ARF | April 20, 2018
Firms of the Future–Building Advisory ServicesThe IFAC SMP Committee has recently organized a break-out session that focused on how SMPs can diversify into business advisory and consultancy services by looking at what niche market to consider and how to leverage technology and networks...
by Johnny Yong, Technical Manager, Global Accountancy Profession Support, IFAC and Mats Olsson, Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | April 17, 2018
Assessing and Improving Professional Accountants’ Ethical CapabilityProfessional accountants are regularly confronted with ethical choices and moral dilemmas in the course of their professional activities—a recent Australian study sheds light on the persistent ethical conflicts, tensions, and pressures that...
by Dr Cristina Neesham, Senior Lecturer, Philosophy and Ethics in Management and Organisation, Department of Management and Marketing, Swinburne University of Technology and Associate Professor Eva Tsahuridu, Industry Fellow, School of Accounting, RMIT University | April 17, 2018
How Management Contributes to Audit QualityWhat is management’s role in the audit process? Can managers do more to influence audit quality? CPA Canada and FEI Canada examine.
by Taryn Abate, CPA, CA, CPA, Director, Audit & Assurance, Research, Guidance and Support, CPA Canada | April 9, 2018
News and Resources
There are 9881 news/resources
IASB and IFRS Foundation Chairmen Call for Broad Response to European Commission Consultation
IFRS Foundation - April 23, 2018
Differences in Financial Regulation Cost Business $780bn Annually
Financial Times - April 20, 2018
How Board Members Can Perform Oversight of Cybersecurity Risks
Journal of Accountancy - April 20, 2018
How to Fill Your Company with Rockstar Employees
Kellogg Insight - April 20, 2018
Private Companies: Selecting an Auditor
ICAS - April 20, 2018
Public Sector: Selecting an Auditor
ICAS - April 20, 2018
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