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.
by PAO Development Committee, IFAC | June 28, 2017
The IFAC Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee on what it takes to establish a PAO that is relevant, sustainable, and ready to adopt and implement international standards and best practices.
There are 125 articles
What Top Skills Do Professional Accountants Need for the Future?Professional accountants can use their unique skills to anticipate the future.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 14, 2018
Being Intergenerationally More Fair: Our Resolution for 2018The intergenerational contract is under strain in Europe and beyond —a report recently published by ICAEW Europe shows that fewer than one in four Europeans feel that their respective generation is being treated fairly by their government when...
by Dr. Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of EU Public Affairs, ICAEW | December 20, 2017
IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway Team Coverage: Digital CPA 2017Gateway coverage of CPA.com’s annual Digital CPA conference captured the people, themes, and ideas of the event in San Francisco, December 4-6, 2017.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 18, 2017
News and Resources
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Skills That Help Accounting Professionals Succeed Alongside AI
Financial Management Magazine - February 14, 2018
Drivers of Change: Navigating the Future
CPA Canada - February 12, 2018
How to Keep Your Team Happy
Economia - February 2, 2018
Three Ways to Bridge the Finance Talent Gap
CFO.com - February 2, 2018
IMA Reaches 100,000 Member Milestone on the Cusp of its Centennial
Institute of Management Accountants - January 29, 2018
PwC: Automation Could Hurt Global Youth Employment
Financial Management - January 22, 2018
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