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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
The PAIB Committee published this paper to support the global accountancy profession in responding to changing expectations of society, financial markets, and organizations, and promotes the value of professional accountants in business to their organizations.
Coaching vs. Mentoring
September 7, 2016 - Accounting Today
What human resources professionals at top-performing CPA firms have to say.
This report identifies the stakeholders and methods they can employ alone or in concert with others, especially professional accountancy organizations, to attract and retain finance personnel in the public sector.
An Olympic gold medalist explains a multipronged approach for accessing the power of the mind to defuse pressure and fuel success.
In 2015 world leaders promised to put girls and women first when they signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities. Using the #WhatIReallyReallyWant hashtag, share a photo of yourself holding up what YOU really, really want for girls and women.
An Accounting Giant on Keeping Millennial Employees Happy
August 10, 2016 - Bloomberg
Bloomberg interviews EY CEO, Mark Weinberger, on how EY keeps millennial workers happy.
The Trueblood Case Studies
August 10, 2016 - Deloitte
Trueblood cases are available to everyone as PDFs. Topics include: earnings quality, financial instruments, consolidations, derivatives, and more.
- From CFO to CEO: Being Less Conscientious May Be the Better Path to Success
September 9, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- What Kind of Leader Are You?
September 9, 2016 - ICAS
- PIOB Published Its 2017-2019 Strategy for Public Consultation
August 29, 2016 - Public Interest Oversight Board
- Deloitte CFO Insights: Seven Hidden Costs of a Cyberattack
August 25, 2016 - CFO Innovation
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