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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. Read More
Resilience-Building Tips to Help You Perform under Pressure
September 8, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
This article discusses how to build resilience and improve performance under pressure.
Robert Half and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) surveyed accounting and finance staff to learn what motivates them in the workplace. The survey results provide essential insights into what factors make employees want to build a career with a company.
In today’s fast-paced global economy, we need to innovate to stay relevant and for our businesses to thrive. There’s constant talk about the significance of innovation—what it is and how we’re striving for more of it.
One of the key challenges in running an international business is to operate globally in a world that is becoming less global than it has been in previous years - this is the view of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Managing Partner Kevin Ellis.
Aims to reflect on the Philosophy for Accountancy programme that we piloted and to help us challenge existing thinking and invite further discourse by posing new questions.
This document captures reflections and insights from students and teachers and offers unique blend of candid conversations and discussions.
Each of the four stages of a team operates differently. Are you leading the highest-performing team?
- Are You Sufficiently Involving Your CFO in Your Strategy Planning?
February 5, 2016 - Strategy Blocks
- Deloitte CFO Insights: Facing (and Embracing) Strategic Risks
February 3, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Accountancy Students Push for Online-Only Training
February 2, 2016 - Accountancy Age
- The Future of Indian Business Education
January 27, 2016 - The Economist
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