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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Who Is the Ideal Emerging Leader in Accounting Firms Today?Today’s emerging leader in accounting firms is going to gain the acceptance of their staff through inspiration, innovation, and seeking feedback.
by Jennifer Wilson, Co-founder & Partner, ConvergenceCoaching, LLC | September 19, 2016
Where Machines Could Replace Accountants—and Where They Can't (Yet)Technology poses a threat to the accountancy profession as automation could replace much of the work accountants do, according to experts—the profession must accelerate its move into tasks and activities less susceptible to automation such as...
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | September 6, 2016
The Role of Accounting in Powering Economic Prosperity in AsiaThe second Financial Reform for Economic Development forum asked participants to consider what robust public financial management actually means, how it can be achieved, and what we can learn from past experience.
by Brian Blood, Chief Executive, Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants and Jackie Poirier, President, Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants | September 2, 2016
News and Resources
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CIO - January 25, 2017
5 Leadership Competencies You Should Know To Survive In A Constantly Changing Environment
Forbes - January 25, 2017
ICAEW Welcomes Governor Carney to Chartered Accountants' Hall
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - January 18, 2017
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