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.
|Global Knowledge Gateway||
To help improve the management and operational efficiency of practices, especially small- and medium-sized accountancy practices (SMPs), this area is intended to help those managing practices to address opportunities and challenges; improve their competitiveness, profitability, and sustainability; enhance their expertise, competence, and efficiency; create an environment conducive to the provision of high-quality services; and showcase global best practices and latest practice management techniques. See the full overview.
Information and best practice tips to help small- and medium-sized practices attract new clients, identified in the IFAC Global SMP survey as one of the top challenges firms face.
There are 141 articles
What Top Skills Do Professional Accountants Need for the Future?Professional accountants can use their unique skills to anticipate the future.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 14, 2018
Generation Next and Small- & Medium-Sized PracticesKey findings from a survey young professionals working in SMPs suggest younger finance professionals today hold ambitions for fast progression and rapid career development.
by Ben Baruch, Head of SME Policy, ACCA | January 10, 2018
Being Intergenerationally More Fair: Our Resolution for 2018The intergenerational contract is under strain in Europe and beyond —a report recently published by ICAEW Europe shows that fewer than one in four Europeans feel that their respective generation is being treated fairly by their government when...
by Dr. Susanna Di Feliciantonio, Head of EU Public Affairs, ICAEW | December 20, 2017
Education in Latin America: Keeping Pace with ChangeLow International Education Standards adoption rates in Latin America is a reputational risk for the entire region: the necessary knowledge, skills, and professional values and ethics may not be sufficient in current professional educational...
by Manuel Arias , Technical Manager, Quality & Development, IFAC | December 20, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1836 news/resources
Why Technology Is Killing Time-Based Pay
AccountancyAge - January 16, 2018
Five Ways to Adapt Your Accounting Services for Millennial Clients
AccountancyAge - January 10, 2018
Let Your Website do the Marketing for Your CPA Firm
AccountingWeb - January 1, 2018
Existing Clients: Is Your Accounting Firm Making the Most of Them?
In the Black - December 18, 2017
Deep Finance: Artificial Intelligence in the Financial Function–Keynotes by CFO Cargill
Royal Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants (NBA) - December 15, 2017
How to Engage Next-Generation Clients
Journal of Accountancy - November 30, 2017
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