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- 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. Read More
International speaker and presenter, Courtney Kirschbaum, shares her insights on the importance of investing in yourself.
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It's not enough to have a diverse workforce and leadership team. Companies also need to have leaders who recognize the value of the ideas their employees share.
Learn how your career goals and personality are just a few of the factors that can help you find the right mentor relationship to advance your career.
This article discusses what finance teams can learn from the wisdom and motivation techniques of leadership expert Jack Welch, who set sparks flying at General Electric.
Job-seeking activities dropped in several large economies in the past year, raising concerns that a rising number of employees are staying put and showing up for work without engaging mentally. Find out how to motivate these disengaged employees.
CFOs must have a range of both soft and hard skills to help their companies stay competitive in this economy, according to a survey of 549 business leaders by Forbes Insights and KPMG.
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