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 630 articles
How Can SMEs Implement Integrated Reporting? A Starter KitThe specific application of integrated reporting by SMEs and the initial steps SMEs can take to start their integrated reporting journey.
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | December 14, 2017
Auditor Reporting Standards Implementation: Key Audit MattersImplementation support for the new and revised IAASB Auditor Reporting standards, including links to Key Audit Matters (KAM) examples.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation | December 13, 2017
Core & More: Making Reporting SmarterCore & More aims to establish “smarter” corporate reporting by organizing financial and non-financial information in a more connected, logical, and structure way.
by Hilde Blomme, Deputy CEO, Accountancy Europe and Ben Renier, Manager, Corporate and Public Sector Reporting, Accountancy Europe | December 4, 2017
News and Resources
There are 9771 news/resources
Deep Finance: Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Function–Keynotes by CFO Cargill et al. [Video]
The Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants - December 15, 2017
Blockchain: The New Technology of Trust
Goldman Sachs - December 14, 2017
The Detection of Foreign Bribery
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - December 13, 2017
PCAOB Gets New Chairman, Complete New Board Membership
Journal of Accountancy - December 13, 2017
Confidence in the Future: Human and Machine Collaboration in the Audit
PwC - December 12, 2017
The Race for Relevance: Technology Opportunities for the Finance Function
ACCA - December 12, 2017
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