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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. Read More
by Andreas Noodt, Former Member, IFAC SMP Committee | February 2, 2016 |
Andreas Noodt of IDW reflects on six years of service on the IFAC SMP Committee, including insights into the committee’s purpose, structure, and projects, as well as contributions to global standard setting, among others. Read More
Accountants must develop stronger communications skills and explore new means to build their clientele, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs. Read More
Jennifer Wilson, Co-founder & Partner of ConvergenceCoaching, on transformational leadership and common obstacles and fallacies regarding the promotion of new leaders in firms. Read More
Las PYMES deben observar a sus vecinos multinacionales para lograr sus ambiciones de crecimiento
by Gail McEvoy, Principal Partner, McEvoy Craig Accountants & Auditors and IFAC Board Member | January 12, 2016 |
Las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYMES) dominan el panorama empresarial del mundo —se estima que representan casi un 95% de las empresas a nivel mundial y aproximadamente un 60% del empleo en el sector privado—.1 Read More
Accountants must become more "anticipatory" if they want to be ready to tackle new opportunities in the future, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs. Read More
- Guide to Practice Management for Small- and Medium-Sized Practices, Third Edition
December 13, 2012 - IFAC