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- 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. Read More
10 principles firms can apply toward building a winning team.
CPAs who do business in the region need to know the cultural rules.
A web-based centre that provides knowledge sharing, regional coordination and online training and development for the development of public and private sector accountants in the SAFA Region.
Find out how to engage learners by creating a connection between professional development and career growth. In “Igniting a Passion for Learning,” Clar Rosso, AICPA vice president–Member Learning & Competency, offers six tips for helping professionals do more, faster. Rosso’s blog post is part of the AICPA’s “Future of Learning” initiative.
An infographic showing four key areas of focus for local government leaders around the world: transformation, transparency, talent and technology.
This Statement on the Role of the CFO in Public Service Organisations sets out an overarching principles-based framework that is intended to apply to all public service organisations and their CFOs, irrespective of where they work.
Top 10 Entrepreneurial Traits of Successful Accountants
December 8, 2014 - CPA Trendlines
Test yourself against this checklist. What does it take to succeed in accounting?
- CFO to CEO (p. 33)
May 5, 2015 - AccountancySA
- 7 Ways CFOs Can Keep up with Rapid Changes in Technology
May 4, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
- Doughtie to Become First Female CEO of KPMG in US
April 22, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
- The Five Influences on Future Finance
April 17, 2015 - City AM
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