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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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. See the full overview.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | June 15, 2015
What does the emergence of artificial intelligence mean for professional accountants and the profession?
There are 54 articles
A Simple Way to Understand ABC/M for the Public Sector: Part IIThe modern movement toward managing with a process view has created a growing need for activity-based cost management (ABC/M), which facilitates better managerial and costing data.
by Gary Cokins, CPIM, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC | November 16, 2015
All Eyes on the KPIsICAS’ recent paper, Towards Transparency, represents the next stage in ICAS’ contribution to the debate over the future of assurance in annual reports, specifically for KPIs.
by Anne Adrain, Assistant Director, Technical Policy Division, ICAS and David Wood, Executive Director, Technical Policy and Practice Support, ICAS | November 12, 2015
Improving Public Sector Financial Management: The Eight Key Elements of PFM SuccessIn a video, the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants’ Chief Executive discusses the organization’s new guide to help professional accounting organizations engage with their governments to assess and improve successful public sector...
by Brian Blood, Chief Executive, Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants | October 5, 2015
Help Shape the Guide to Management Accounting PrinciplesThe British Standards Institute is looking for your input and feedback on its guide to management accounting principles.
by Stathis Gould, Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting, IFAC | September 25, 2015
News and Resources
There are 653 news/resources
Technology: The Life or Death Question for the Profession
Economia - August 18, 2016
New Management Accounting Framework
Accounting Today - August 16, 2016
Ahead of the Game: A Peek into the Office of Finance of the Future
CFO Innovation - August 15, 2016
Future Expectations for Management Accounting
Accounting Today - August 12, 2016
How Not-for-Profits Can Stay Strong Amid Uncertainty
CGMA Magazine - August 10, 2016
SME Dividend Payouts Soar to Avoid Rate Change
Accounting Web - August 9, 2016
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