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 129 articles
Integrated Thinking: A Pillar for Integrated ReportingIntegrated thinking is an important aspect of integrated reporting, which can ultimately drive business development.
by Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Deputy Chair and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | July 28, 2017
Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: Regulations & StandardsInformation and best practice tips to help small- and medium-sized practices address the challenge of keeping up with new regulations and standards.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Deputy Chair and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | July 17, 2017
Technology: The Future of the Accountancy ProfessionDisruptive technologies are changing the role of the accountancy profession.
by David Powell, Global Brand Manager, IBM Cognitive Process Services & President, ACAUS | July 17, 2017
Digital Technologies’ Implications for SMPsEmerging technologies, including data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will impact the accountancy profession and SMPs.
by Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | June 28, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1823 news/resources
How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Accounting
Journal of Accountancy - October 11, 2017
How Accountants Can Become a Platform and Help Small Businesses Beyond Accounting
Accounting Web - October 10, 2017
Will Robots Free Accountants to Be More Creative?
In the Black - October 10, 2017
A+ Magazine - October 10, 2017
Are You Ready to Become a Real Business Adviser?
Accounting Web - October 10, 2017
Eight Key Elements for Fueling the Data-Driven Enterprise
Bloomberg - October 5, 2017
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