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 115 articles
Leadership Perspectives of Generations X and YOrganizations must create the right environment for Generation X and Y leaders to flourish, says Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co.
by Dan Griffiths, Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co. | April 26, 2016
Why Attend? The AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ ConferenceThe AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference in June offers professional accountants, especially those in small- and medium-sized practices, opportunities to learn, network, and explore new ideas.
by Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation and Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Deputy Chair and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | April 18, 2016
Up-Close with Sanjay Rughani, CEO, Tanzania, Standard Chartered BankSanjay Rughani, CEO Tanzania at Standard Chartered Bank offers his perspectives as a professional accountant in the banking industry.
by Sanjay Rughani, CEO, Tanzania, Standard Chartered Bank | April 4, 2016
Up-Close with Yacoob Suttar, Managing Director & CEO, Asia Petroleum LimitedCEO and PAIB Committee member advises young accountants working in business to acquire a broad leadership perspective.
by Yacoob Suttar, Managing Director & CEO, Asia Petroleum Limited | March 18, 2016
How the IAESB Can Address Future Needs in Accounting EducationIn a two-part video, Greg Owens, International Accounting Education Standards Board member, outlines some of the issues the IAESB will consider in the future, which are addressed in the IAESB Consultation Paper, Meeting Future Expectations of...
by Greg Owens, Director, Global Assurance, BDO | March 1, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1104 news/resources
Predictive Analytics: An Essential Tool for Today’s CFO
CFO.com - November 1, 2016
CIMA President Becomes First Chair of ‘New’ Association
Accountancy Age - November 1, 2016
To Reduce Stress, Accountants Should Take a Breath
Accounting Web - October 14, 2016
ACCA Launches Innovations to Its Qualification to Shape the Future of Global Accountancy
Business Wire - October 12, 2016
Finance Professionals Meeting Today’s Business Challenges
IFAC - October 11, 2016
Will Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Accounting Replace the Accountants of Tomorrow?
Forbes - October 11, 2016
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