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.
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Improving Diversity and InclusionOrganizations that embrace diversity and inclusion outperform those that don’t; as Joy Thomas, President and CEO of CPA Canada and an IFAC Board Member, puts it, “Not only is [diversity and inclusion] the right thing to do but it is a business...
by Joy Thomas, President & CEO, CPA Canada | January 17, 2017
Tangible Steps to Build Diversity & InclusionOrganizations that want to be more diverse and inclusive need to consider their initial steps, including buy-in from senior leadership.
by Linda Mills, Director, Technical Accounting Activities, Institute of Management Accountants | January 3, 2017
Where Are We Heading? CPA.com Reflects on the Eve of Digital CPA 2016CPAcom has played a formative role in the technological revolution for the accountancy profession.
by Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO,CPA.com | November 29, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1084 news/resources
The DNA of the CFO
EY - March 27, 2017
AAT Becomes First Accountancy Body to Sign Women in Finance Charter
AAT - March 22, 2017
Anton Colella: Leadership 4.0
ICAS - March 2, 2017
CPA Canada’s Joy Thomas Appointed to National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy
CPA Canada - March 1, 2017
Advancing Women in Leadership: Q&A
CPA Canada - February 14, 2017
5 Tech Predictions for Finance in 2017
Accounting Today - January 25, 2017
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