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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Road to Leadership: Match Your Strengths with Your InterestsStriving to keep a sense of adventure early in your career will help you determine what road to leadership is best for you, as will surrounding yourself with mentors and people who share similar interests.
by Lisa Fitzpatrick, Vice President and General Manager, Bloomberg BNA | March 6, 2018
What Qualities Do You Need to Be an Effective Business Partner?To be an effective business partner, you need business acumen, passion, an inquisitive nature, and interpersonal skills both inside the organization and outside of it—as well as integrity and trust.
by Steve McNally, IMA Global Board Member and Former Director & Controller, Supply Chain Finance, Campbell Soup Company | January 29, 2018
AICPA Chair: Incorporating Diversity in Thought & LeadershipOrganizations need to be diverse in both thought and leadership in order to be successful and remain relevant.
by Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Chair, AICPA | January 17, 2018
News and Resources
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Culture and Purpose in Financial Services
ICAEW - September 27, 2018
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Institute of Management Accountants - September 10, 2018
The Traits of Truly Great Leaders
Journal of Accountancy - September 10, 2018
The Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting 2018
Accounting Today - September 7, 2018
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