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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.
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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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Performance & Financial Management
Professional accountants will use many performance & financial management methods and approaches to help their organization deliver its objectives, goals, targets, and strategies. Performance & financial management encompasses all of the management, process, and behavioral aspects of strategy execution and monitoring performance. Read More
by Samantha Mansfield, Director of Corporate Communications, CPA.com | November 14, 2016 |
Accountants should embrace the process of innovation from an “outside in” view by seeking more information about their clients’ expectations. Read More
Overcoming Myths about Cloud Computing
by Jim Boomer, CEO, Boomer Consulting | October 31, 2016 |
The myths and misconceptions about cloud computing are holding many accounting firms and businesses from migrating to the cloud without reason. Read More
Where Machines Could Replace Accountants—and Where They Can't (Yet)
by Paul Thompson, Consultant | September 6, 2016 | 1
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 advisory services. Read More
Surviving the Challenge of Running Your Own Business
by Peter Mandich, Manager, Audit & Assurance, ICAEW | September 2, 2016 |
Research Insights—Accountancy Expertise and Business Performance
by Catalin Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania and Nadia Albu, Professor of Accounting, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania | July 25, 2016 |
What does research tell us about the relationship between accountancy expertise and business performance? Read More
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