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1. Arabic Translations Meeting
For the first time, a meeting of professional accountancy organizations interested in Arabic language translations was held, hosted by the Gulf Cooperation Council Accountancy and Auditing Organization. The parties agreed to further collaborate in order to increase IFAC-authorized Arabic translations of the International Standards and other IFAC publications to support professional accountants in the region.
2. Spanish Good Practice Guidance Available
Nine translated documents comprising the International Good Practice Guidance series were finalized and published to support Spanish-speaking professional accountants in business.
3. Spanish IPSAS® 33-38, RPG 3
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board®(IPSASB®)’s IPSAS 33-38 andRecommended Practice Guideline 3 have been published by IFAC in Spanish. These pronouncements deal with a variety of important issues, including first-time adoption of accrual basis IPSAS.
4. Spanish Policy Position Paper Summaries
Summaries of eight IFAC Policy Position Papers cover topics including standard setting in the public interest, regulation and global regulatory convergence, effective governance, risk management and internal control, and enhancing organizational reporting.
5. IESBA Audit Fee Setting Publication in Spanish
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants® (IESBA®)’s staff publication, Ethical Considerations Relating to Audit Fee Setting in the Context of Downward Fee Pressure, highlights important considerations in theCode of Ethics for Professional Accountants™ (the Code) for auditors in relation to the setting of audit fees.
6. Key Audit Matters, Other Standards in French and Spanish
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)’s new ISA 701,Communicating Key Audit Matters in the Independent Auditor's Report, and other revised auditor reporting standards, including revised versions of ISA 260, 570,700, 705, 706, 800, 805, and 810. A Spanish translation of theReporting on Audited Financial Statements – New and Revised Auditor Reporting Standards and Related Conforming Amendments, including ISA 701, is also available. Revised versions of ISA 800, 805, and 810 will soon be available in Spanish.
7. French 2013 IPSASB Handbook
The 2013 Handbook of International Public Sector Accounting Pronouncements, including IPSAS 1-32 and, chapters 1-4 of the Conceptual Framework for General Purpose Financial Reporting by Public Sector Entities, is now available in French.
8. 2014 IAASB Handbook in Russian
IFAC published the Russian edition of the 2014 IAASB Handbook of International Quality Control, Auditing, Review, Other Assurance, and Related Services Pronouncements, Volumes II and III. The translation was reviewed by a committee including experts from the Russian Federation, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan to ensure its wide acceptability.
9. Revised IFAC SMOs—A Reminder
IFAC’s Statements of Membership Obligations (SMOs), are globally recognized as a framework for credible and high-quality professional accountancy organizations and form the basis of the IFAC Member Body Compliance Program. IFAC member organizations are reminded of the importance of the SMOs. Translators are reminded to translate the most current version (Revised 2012), and to use IFAC’sonline system to request permission.
10. Join the Discussion: LinkedIn Translator Forum
Connect with other translating bodies and related stakeholders all over the world! Please post questions, share your experience, or offer suggestions so that both you and your fellow translators can benefit.
11. Translations on Global Knowledge Gateway™
Translated content on the Global Knowledge Gateway continues to increase with numerous Viewpoints and commentary available in several languages. Thanks to the relevant translating organizations for their efforts.
12. Reminder—Use of IFAC’s Intellectual Property
In accordance with IFAC’s policies, appropriate permissions must be in place for reproduction or translation of IFAC-copyrighted content or use of IFAC’s numerous trademarks. Please visit ourFrequently Asked Questions for more information. Permission requests may be submitted via ourOnline Permission Request and Inquiry system.
13. What to Watch For
The following translations in major world languages are coming soon:
14. Recent Translations
IFAC appreciates the efforts of its designated translating bodies which have recently finalized the following translations:
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