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.
The “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.
There are 104 articles
Pride, Connectedness, and Responsibility: A Closer Look at the Dutch Professional Accountant in BusinessThe Royal Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants recently conducted a survey of its professional accountants in business members to gain insight into this member group and their views.
by Marianne Nieuwenhuis, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, Royal Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants | October 25, 2016
Who Is the Ideal Emerging Leader in Accounting Firms Today?Today’s emerging leader in accounting firms is going to gain the acceptance of their staff through inspiration, innovation, and seeking feedback.
by Jennifer Wilson, Co-founder & Partner, ConvergenceCoaching, LLC | September 19, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1084 news/resources
10 of the Best TED Talks for Accountants
ICAS - January 3, 2017
Musings on Markets
Aswath Damodaran - January 3, 2017
Michael Izza: My Ten Years
Economia - December 12, 2016
ACCA Non-Executive Director and Trustee Resource Center
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants - December 1, 2016
New ACCA Survey Finds Young Professionals Seek Rapid Career Change, Promotion
Accounting Today - November 28, 2016
Dream Adjusters: Why Company Leaders Also Have to Be Chief Calibration Officers
Terry St. Marie: More Human Leadership - November 28, 2016
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