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- 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. Read More
Joy Thomas takes over as president and CEO of CPA Canada, the world’s fifth-largest accounting body. In this interview, Joy discusses the job, her expectations, and her plans to take the profession into the future.
Introverts’ reflective, relationship-centered approach to leadership can be as effective as the more outgoing style favored by extroverts.
Tech consultant Carlton Collins, CPA, has a few shortcuts for accountants to search, scroll, and browse the internet.
Developing a relationship with the managing partner can be a springboard for a young CPA’s career.
What to consider when you have a job offer from another firm and your boss tries to talk you out of leaving.
Aldor Delp of ADP discusses how accounting firms can attract the best talent at a competitive time in the labor market, in an interview with Dan Hood of Accounting Today.
The 2015 Finance for the Future Awards interactive reception featured an Interactive Hub where guests were invited to help to create the job description for the Finance Leader of the Future.
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- The Economics of the 2016 Rio Olympics
August 23, 2016 - PKF
- Accountants Strike Gold at the Olympics
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