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 119 articles
An Auditor, an Accountant, a Lawyer…and TechnologyConstant progress in the technology, information, and communications systems affects all companies—including professional service firms.
by Antoni Gómez, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member | April 11, 2017
Representing Small Practices—Key Priorities for the SMP CommitteeMonica Foerster, the new Chair of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee, highlights the key activities and projects for the committee in 2017.
by Monica Foerster, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee | March 6, 2017
5 Steps to Being an Anticipatory AccountantNew podcast with Tom Hood, Chief Executive of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, highlights five key steps for accounting practices to be future ready.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | February 22, 2017
News and Resources
There are 1788 news/resources
The Road to Finance Transformation
CFO.com - August 9, 2017
IMA and NABA Announce Memorandum of Understanding
Institute of Management Accountants - August 8, 2017
Fintech: How Does Blockchain Fit into the Future of Financial Services?
CityA.M. - August 3, 2017
Lack of Accounting Guidance Stifles Blockchain Growth in US
Bloomberg BNA - August 2, 2017
IMA Announces Record Growth in CMA Program
CISION PR Newswire - August 1, 2017
Cloud Services for Small Business'
ICAEW - August 1, 2017
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