IPSASB works on public sector standards on climate
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board has been developing accounting standards and guidance for public sector entities since 1986 and now it's turning its attention to climate reporting.
The state of scholarly research — the college world
The shortage of accountants has become a major concern for universities and companies alike, which have dedicated various resources and initiatives to raise awareness about the profession among college and high school students. Article includes interviews with Helen Partridge, IFAC CFO and Director...
Five Steps of Corruption Reduction
Management accountants can help to clean up corruption via education, partnerships, standards, and global policy frameworks.
Anti-corruption is the missing SDG
As a key to global sustainable development, anti-corruption should not be buried as a subaction under SDG 16, Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions. It should be the 18th SDG.
IFAC Releases Report on Corporate Emissions
The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) released a report in November 2022 that focused on corporate emissions reduction reporting and found that inconsistency and incomparability of target disclosures may pose challenges for investors, regulators, and other stakeholders who require...
IFAC Urges Cooperation Among G20 Leaders
The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) issued 2022 G20 Call to Action in November 2022, urging global cooperation among G20 leaders on issues such as sustainability, the need for strong public financial management, and the fight against corruption.
Reforms to Support Audit Quality
Firms’ senior management need to get behind the changes to support an ethically robust environment
Asmâa Resmouki on the New IFAC President Elected
The Moroccan Asmâa Resmouki, former Vice President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), was elected as the new President at the IFAC General Assembly on 15 November 2022 in Mumbai.
She succeeds Britain's Alan Johnson, who has retired as scheduled. Asmâa Resmouki has over 30 years of...
ACCA and IFAC Team Up to Professionalize Public Sector Finance
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the International Federation of Accountants released a joint report Thursday on fostering the professionalization of the public finance workforce and building its capabilities to improve public financial management.
PFM reforms are government...
How CFOs Can Be Sustainability Leaders
Businesses should be careful not to let the legal and regulatory requirements being introduced in the sustainability disclosure arena to overshadow the need to embed sustainability into core business operations.
To adequately incorporate sustainability factors into core operating functions...