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.
The “Anticipatory Accountant” and demonstrating personal accountability in leadership were among the key themes discussed at Digital CPA in Las Vegas—the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway team provides coverage of the speakers and trends.
There are 106 articles
The “Sharing Economy” Presents Challenges and Opportunities for the ProfessionOver the past few years there’s been exponential growth in the sharing economy, characterized by collaborative consumption where we share space, cars, skills, whatever.
by Alta Prinsloo, Executive Director, Strategy, and Chief Operating Officer, IFAC and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | November 17, 2015
Growth, Teamwork, and SMEs: Harnessing the Power of the Finance FunctionACCA’s latest report shows that SMEs are mirroring larger businesses in recognizing that financial professionals can and should play a far broader, often strategic role in their business.
by Rosana Mirkovic, Head of SME Policy, ACCA | November 16, 2015
A Teacher’s Guide to Using the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway: Part 3 — Nine Ways to Put Knowledge into ActionPart three of this series provide suggestions for teachers and students on how to use the Gateway for homework exercises, research, student team projects, and to support lectures and presentations.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | November 13, 2015
The Financial Crisis and the G-20: Where Are We Now?In a video interview, the CEO of the Institute of Public Accountants in Australia discusses the role the accountancy profession and IFAC play in keeping financial reporting issues at the top of the G-20 agenda.
by Andrew Conway, Chief Executive, Institute of Public Accountants in Australia | November 2, 2015
News and Resources
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Developing a ‘Ladder to Leadership’ in Professional Services
Accountancy Age - August 30, 2016
What Are, for You, the Biggest Takeaways from the 2016 National Day Rally?
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants - August 30, 2016
PIOB Published Its 2017-2019 Strategy for Public Consultation
Public Interest Oversight Board - August 29, 2016
Deloitte CFO Insights: Seven Hidden Costs of a Cyberattack
CFO Innovation - August 25, 2016
Accountants Strike Gold at the Olympics
Accounting Web - August 23, 2016
The Economics of the 2016 Rio Olympics
PKF - August 23, 2016
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