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- Accountability. Now.
- Adoption of International Standards
- Developing the Global Profession
- Global Representation and Advocacy
- Professional Accountants in Business
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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 102 articles
The Ability to Anticipate Is a Necessary Leadership Skill for Accountants Moving ForwardAccountants must acquire the ability to anticipate change and recognize its opportunities, says Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co.
by Dan Griffiths, Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co. | May 30, 2016
Adapting to Survive and Thrive in a World of ChangeSince I started my career, the world has changed in astonishing ways. Smartphones have replaced landlines. Texts and emails have supplanted letters and telexes.
by Kevin Dancey, Past President and CEO, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada | May 17, 2016
Digital Currencies: Where to from Here?The most popular of the digital currencies, Bitcoin, was launched in 2008 by the mysterious “Satoshi Nakamoto” to provide an alternative payment system that was instantaneous, inexpensive, and secure. There is no doubt that Bitcoin is
by Lee White, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand | May 3, 2016
Leadership Perspectives of Generations X and YOrganizations must create the right environment for Generation X and Y leaders to flourish, says Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co.
by Dan Griffiths, Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategy Planning, Tanner Co. | April 26, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1079 news/resources
EY Plans to Hire 15,200 in U.S. in FY 2017
Accounting Today - October 6, 2016
ICAEW Academy of Professional Development 2017
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - October 5, 2016
Where the Accounting Profession Is Headed and What to Do about It
Accounting Web - October 5, 2016
Half of Accountants Plan to Leave Profession over Automation Fears
Economia - October 4, 2016
Dutch Accountants in Business: Characteristics, Motives and Expectations
Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants - October 3, 2016
A Tip for Finance Leadership: Kiss Down, Not Up, and Kick Up When Needed
CFO Innovation - September 30, 2016
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