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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Women Accountants Speak Plainly and Confidently on SuccessThe Gateway Team’s coverage of the AICPA Women’s Leadership Summit in Boston, November 2-4 includes the key themes, speakers, and takeaways from the event.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Senior Professional, Economic Development & Emerging Technologies. | November 14, 2016
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 1109 news/resources
Robots Help Siemens Cope in Brazil
CFO.com - June 26, 2017
Five Leadership Mistakes Even the Best Bosses Make
Inc. - June 26, 2017
CIMA Elects President
The Accountant - June 6, 2017
The Ascent of Digital–What Does This Mean for the CFO?
PwC - June 1, 2017
Why CFOs Should Support the Use of Audit Data Analytics
CPA Canada - May 18, 2017
6 Ways to Delegate Effectively at Work
U.S. News & World Report - May 17, 2017
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