Professional Accountants in Business Advisory Group
Professional accountants in business comprise a significant part of the profession working in commerce, industry, financial services, education, and the public and not-for-profit sectors. The Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Advisory Group focuses on ensuring these accountants meet the future needs of business and the public sector.
Formed in 1977, the PAIB Advisory Group is comprised of volunteers with experience and expertise in the world of business and the public sector, nominated by the professional accountancy organizations that make up IFAC’s membership.
Comprised of professional accountants with extensive and diverse experiences, the Advisory Group considers key global trends in the context of the issues facing chief financial officers and finance functions, as well as boards and their audit committees.
The Advisory Group provides IFAC with:
- Strategic input on business and accountancy issues that need to be addressed, and how to best do so;
- Direct input into IFAC and relevant standard-setting initiatives, projects, and activities, thereby ensuring inclusion of perspectives and issues most relevant to professional accountants in business; and
- Outreach and stakeholder engagement across the global profession.
Thought leadership and global perspectives on topics focused on professional accountants in business are in the Knowledge Gateway.
- Stathis Gould, Director, Member Engagement and PAIB
- Laura Leka, Principal
|Sanjay Rughani, Chair||Uganda|
|Nancy Sau Ling Tse, JP, Deputy Chair||Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China|
|Gregory Bedard||United States of America|
|Ibrahim (Murat) Çağlar||Turkey|
|Maria del Dado Alonso Sanchez||Spain|
|Mike Driver||United Kingdom|
|Tim Herrod, FCPA, FCA||Canada|
|Stephen L. Muscat||Malta|
|Esteban Quiros||Costa Rica|
|Milton Segal||South Africa|
|Muhammad Samiullah Siddiqui||Pakistan|
PAIB Advisory Group Reports
The Five Opportunities That Make Accountancy a Passport to Meaningful Careers in the Private and Public SectorsJune 13, 2023
Professional Accountants as Finance and Business LeadersDecember 12, 2022
Global Priorities for Professional Accountants in Business and the Public SectorMay 31, 2022
The Role of Accountants in Mainstreaming Sustainability in BusinessNovember 29, 2021
Enabling Purpose Driven OrganizationsMay 19, 2021
Accountants Supporting Sustainable RecoveryNovember 2, 2020
Supporting Accountants in Business & Public Sector Through Uncertain TimesMay 7, 2020
Understanding and Communicating Value CreationNovember 8, 2019
Future-Ready Accountants in BusinessMay 6, 2019
Perspectives on the Finance Function JourneyNovember 14, 2018
A Vision for the Finance Professional and the Finance FunctionMay 24, 2018
Professional Accountants as Business Partners and Value EnablersNovember 10, 2017
Developing a Future-Ready ProfessionMay 25, 2017
Report of the September 2016 PAIB Committee Meeting and Actions for PAOsNovember 11, 2016