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- Accountability. Now.
- 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. Read More
The PAIB Committee published this paper to support the global accountancy profession in responding to changing expectations of society, financial markets, and organizations, and promotes the value of professional accountants in business to their organizations.
Millennials are a demanding bunch and organizations, including accounting firms, are busy addressing their high expectations.
This report examines the changes that will impact the environment and competencies you will need as professional accountants in years to come.
With an evolving business environment bringing a range of new challenges, a major ACCA initiative highlights the seven key qualities that professional accountants need.
This report highlights BIAC's statement to the OECD ministerial council meeting in 2016.
Traditional employee performance appraisals are being called outdated and arbitrary. Here’s how to turn them into useful conversations.
- The Imperial CFO
June 17, 2016 - The Economist
- What a Future CFO Should Be
June 16, 2016 - Finance for the Future Awards
- How Women Can Climb the Ranks in the Accounting Profession
June 15, 2016 - Accounting Web
- Key Skills for Inspiring Leadership
June 9, 2016 - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
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