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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Aspiring to LeadershipCiting Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte and the first woman CEO of a major accounting firm, Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), tells women of all ages to be leaders on their own terms, in small and large
by Cindy Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) | November 1, 2016
Pride, Connectedness, and Responsibility: A Closer Look at the Dutch Professional Accountant in BusinessThe Royal Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants recently conducted a survey of its professional accountants in business members to gain insight into this member group and their views.
by Marianne Nieuwenhuis, Head of Professional Accountants in Business, Royal Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants | October 25, 2016
News and Resources
There are 1117 news/resources
ICAEW Announces New Further Education Programme for CFOs
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - April 3, 2017
ICAS Launches Quest for the World’s Top 35 CAs
ICAS - April 3, 2017
The DNA of the CFO
EY - March 27, 2017
AAT Becomes First Accountancy Body to Sign Women in Finance Charter
AAT - March 22, 2017
Anton Colella: Leadership 4.0
ICAS - March 2, 2017
CPA Canada’s Joy Thomas Appointed to National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy
CPA Canada - March 1, 2017
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