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- 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
This Statement on the Role of the CFO in Public Service Organisations sets out an overarching principles-based framework that is intended to apply to all public service organisations and their CFOs, irrespective of where they work.
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This report asks a simple question: are finance shared service and transformation roles valuable in the career path to becoming a CFO?
Here's why being promoted to manager is an important step for young CPAs—and what they need to learn to land the promotion.
AICPA members can find new and relevant topical resources that will enhance their knowledge and improve their skills and professional development.
Sharpen your knowledge with CGMA resources.
Two experienced senior finance executives discuss their changing roles.
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August 31, 2015 - ACCA
- In Search of Finance and Accounting Talent
August 27, 2015 - CFO.com
- As Regulatory Costs Grow, the Accounting Chief’s Duties Add Up
August 27, 2015 - Wall Street Journal
- How To Stop Managing And Start Actually Leading
August 26, 2015 - Fast Company
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