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 123 articles
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
Five Reasons Why the Finance Function Is Ready for DisruptionMany finance professionals underestimate the impact of technology on their jobs when there is actually no time to waste in sharpening technological competencies.
by Erik Kolthof, Senior Advisor, Accountants in Business, Royal Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants | July 31, 2017
Financial Management Reform in UK Government: Putting Finance at the Heart of Decision MakingSolid management information can help governments manage resources and make decisions that deliver value for money.
by Rebecca McCaffry, FCMA, CGMA, Associate Technical Director–Management Accounting, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants | July 31, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1117 news/resources
What Firms Should Know about Gen Z and Millennials
Accounting Web - January 22, 2018
Growth, Development and Accounting: Seeing the Bigger Picture
ICAEW - January 8, 2018
Newly Qualified? What to Consider When Planning Your Future Career
AccountancyAge - January 1, 2018
8 Techniques to Practice Mental Toughness
CGMA Magazine - November 14, 2017
Stop Scaring Away Your Future Leaders
Journal of Accountancy - November 13, 2017
AI and Big Data–Three Years in the Evolution of Accounting
Diginomica - October 23, 2017
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