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
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
Where Are We Heading? CPA.com Reflects on the Eve of Digital CPA 2016CPAcom has played a formative role in the technological revolution for the accountancy profession.
by Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO,CPA.com | November 29, 2016
IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway Team Coverage: AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit 2016Gateway coverage of the recent American Institute of CPAs’ Women’s Global Leadership Summit captured the people, themes, and ideas of the event in Boston on November 2-4, 2016.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | November 14, 2016
News and Resources
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Finance Chiefs Upbeat Despite Brexit and Cyber Threat
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Global Chief of ICAS Takes the Reins of Moore Stephens International
Economia - September 8, 2017
How to Be an 'Authentic' Leader
ACCA - August 28, 2017
Six Traits of Leading Finance Functions
CGMA Magazine - August 14, 2017
The Road to Finance Transformation
CFO.com - August 9, 2017
IMA Names Alex C. Eng as Chair of Global Board of Directors
Institute of Management Accountants - July 19, 2017
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