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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 article provides five steps that can guide you in successfully adopting positive leadership behaviors to transform yourself into an authentic leader.
This article discusses six ideas for CFOs to consider as they look to integrate analytics into the decision-making process.
Here’s what you need to know to be successful during your first year at a new job.
Despite the risk, some finance chiefs would rather roll their sleeves up at a start-up instead of working at a brand-name corporation. A Plus looks at the ambiguous yet crucial role of CFOs at early-stage companies.
Organizations can motivate and engage newer employees, and build the knowledge of established ones, through reverse mentoring.
Tips on improving collaboration, talent development, engagement, and retention.
Rob Nixon, the chief executive and founder of Panalitix, takes a look at the future of the profession, based on his coverage of 2016 Accountex.
- The Imperial CFO
June 17, 2016 - The Economist
- What a Future CFO Should Be
June 16, 2016 - Finance for the Future Awards
- How Women Can Climb the Ranks in the Accounting Profession
June 15, 2016 - Accounting Web
- Key Skills for Inspiring Leadership
June 9, 2016 - Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
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