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.
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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
The “Anticipatory Accountant” Takes the LeadThe “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.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | January 3, 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
News and Resources
There are 1098 news/resources
Five Questions Leaders Should Be Asking All the Time
Harvard Business Review - April 14, 2017
10 Great TED Talks on Leadership
In the Black - April 13, 2017
Five Top Qualities of a CFO
ICAS - April 10, 2017
ICAS and ISCA Sign Agreement to Establish Reciprocal Membership for Chartered Accountants
ICAS - April 10, 2017
Interview with Sanjay Rughani, CEO of Standard Chartered for Tanzania
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - April 3, 2017
ICAEW Announces New Further Education Programme for CFOs
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - April 3, 2017
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