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
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
The Societal Importance of Cost Accounting Standards Issued by the Institute of Cost Accountants of IndiaCost accounting standards promote uniformity and consistency through the integration, harmonization, and standardization of the different principles and practices previously in use.
by Rakesh Singh, Chairman, Cost Accounting Standards Board, Institute of Cost Accountants of India | June 17, 2014
News and Resources
There are 653 news/resources
Where Machines Could Replace Humans—and Where They Can't (Yet)
McKinsey&Company - July 12, 2016
Accountants, Auditors to Get a New Ethics Rule Book
Wall Street Journal - July 11, 2016
Automation and Your Career: McKinsey Predicts Your Destiny
Forbes - July 11, 2016
Small Firm Cybersecurity Checklist
FINRA - July 7, 2016
Future of Small Business Management Lies in Automation, Says Industry Leader
Public Accountant - July 7, 2016
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