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
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
Effective Recruiting Tactics for Attracting Top TalentRecruiting top young talent today requires organizations to go where young people are: social media.
by Daniel Hood, Editor-in-Chief at Accounting Today | April 28, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1109 news/resources
ICAS Signs Historic Deal with US Accountancy Bodies
ICAS - February 28, 2018
Maturity Model Guidance Series: Investigation & Discipline
Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants - February 21, 2018
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
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