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 143 articles
Blockchain, AI, and AccountingBlockchain technology, although most well-known for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, is forecasted to have wide-ranging implications for how data is secured, transmitted, and protected—in addition, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), and...
by Dr. Sean Stein Smith DBA, CMA, CPA, CGMA, CFE, Assistant Professor, Lehman College (CUNY) | November 20, 2017
For Small Businesses, Trust Goes Beyond the NumbersIntegrated Reporting stimulates integrated thinking across a company, ultimately resulting in more holistic business decisions that will drive better business performance.
by Sylvia Tsen, Executive Director, IFAC | October 24, 2017
Transforming Challenges into Opportunities: CompetitionInformation and best practice tips to help small- and medium-sized practices address competition challenges, one of the top global challenges per the IFAC Global SMP survey.
by Christopher Arnold, Head of SME/SMP and Research, IFAC and Mats Olsson, Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | October 3, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1841 news/resources
Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit
Natural Capital Coalition - November 17, 2017
Top 3 Tips to Improve Your Website and Better Communicate Your Value
WealthManagement.com - November 14, 2017
Advice for Mitigating Cybersecurity Threats
CGMA Magazine - November 14, 2017
Stop Scaring Away Your Future Leaders
Journal of Accountancy - November 13, 2017
How to Think Outside the ‘Black Box’ on Succession Planning
ThinkAdvisor - November 13, 2017
Is It Time for Accountants to Scrap Billable Hours?
In The Black - November 13, 2017
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