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.
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The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board is an independent standard-setting body that serves the public interest by setting high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and other related areas, and by facilitating their adoption and implementation. In doing so, the IAASB enhances the quality and consistency of practice throughout the world and strengthens public confidence in the global auditing and assurance profession.
Now Open: IAASB Strategy Survey
The IAASB’s strategy consultation process for 2020–2023 has begun with a stakeholder survey to identify key issues. Input from all stakeholders will inform a future consultation paper (expected in late 2018). The survey is also available in Spanish and French. Share your thoughts today! Open until July 24, 2018.
We’re celebrating 40 Years!
Founded in March 1978, the IAASB is proud to celebrate its 40th year serving the public interest setting robust global audit and assurance standards and enhancing public confidence in the accountancy profession. Thank you to our volunteer members and all those that have contributed to IAASB’s successes over the decades.
Bob Dohrer, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) Member and Chair of the IAASB Data Analytics Working Group, provides an update of the IAASB’s data analytics project, including the highlights of the feedback received on the request for input issued September 2016 Exploring the Growing Use of Technology in the Audit, with a Focus on Data Analytics as well as the activities performed to date and the vision for the Working Group in its way forward.