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 53 articles
Exceptional EPM Systems are an ExceptionMany organizations overrate the quality of their enterprise and corporate performance management methods and supporting software systems, as well as exaggerate how comprehensive and integrated they are.
by Gary Cokins, CPIM, Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC | April 6, 2015
Using Software to Broaden Your Accounting Practice's OfferingTo help accountants, in particular small- and medium-sized practices, keep up with the pace of change and proactively respond to their client’s finance needs, while broadening their services, two new software products have recently been developed...
by Shahied Daniels, Chief Executive Officer, South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) | March 23, 2015
Unleashing the Power of Financial Professionals: An Interview with Christie Zou ZhiyingA renowned finance expert from China discusses the critical roles finance professionals play in guiding business leaders, emphasizing the importance of total budget management in problem solving and strategic growth.
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | March 23, 2015
UK Direct Recovery of Debts Legislation—Meaning for UK Taxpayers and Comparison to Other NationsDiscussion on the implications of recovery of debts legislation in the UK for taxpayers. It also provides additional perspectives on debt recovery internationally.
by Keith Tully, Partner, Real Business Rescue | February 24, 2015
Small Business MattersThe first report from the ICAEW’s Small Business Matters Program, The 99.9%: Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses , takes a close look at the small business community and their use of accountancy services.
by Henry Irving, Head of Audit and Assurance Faculty, ICAEW | January 21, 2015
News and Resources
There are 652 news/resources
Business Analytics and Decision Making–The Human Dimension
Chartered Global Management Accountant - July 17, 2016
Avoid These Mistakes When Planning an Exit
CFO.com - July 15, 2016
Real-Time Analytics Emerging for Finance Functions
Fei Daily - July 14, 2016
Who Should Be in Charge of Big Data Analytics: The CIO, CFO, or a Specialist?
CloudTech - July 13, 2016
IMA Announces Landmark Management Accounting Competency Framework for Public Comment
Institute of Management Accountants - July 13, 2016
Where Machines Could Replace Humans—and Where They Can't (Yet)
McKinsey&Company - July 12, 2016
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