IAESB eNews: September 2018
Sep 06, 2018 | New York, New York | English
The IAESB has launched the Accounting Education Resources web page to organize implementation materials and articles to support accounting education and academics, training providers, professional accountancy organizations and employers.
- IAESB Meets in New York
- New IAESB Personal Perspective: Accounting Education and Public Financial Management
- Accounting Education Insights: Professional Skepticism
- Accounting Education Insights: Information & Communication Technology Skills
- Information & Communication Technology Roundtable Discussions
- IFAC and IAESB to Transition Standard-Setting Board to Different Model
- Upcoming Dates
1. IAESB Meets in New York
The IAESB met in New York, US, July 11-12. Its agenda included discussions and collaboration on topics that are critically important to global accountancy education. Most notably, the board voted to approve revised International Education Standard 7, Continuing Professional Development, which will be released following Public Interest Oversight Board approval.
2. New IAESB Personal Perspective: Accounting Education and Public Financial Management
In the latest IAESB Personal Perspective, IAESB Technical Advisor Adrian Pulham shares his thoughts on the necessity of including public sector accounting, financial reporting and assurance within accounting education programs and, ultimately, international education standards.
3. Accounting Education Insights: Professional Skepticism
Two new Insights articles have been published as part of the IAESB’s focus on professional skepticism in accounting education. These articles provide thoughtful insights on unconscious bias and how professional accountants can become better skeptics in the workplace.
4. Accounting Education Insights: Information & Communication Technology Skills
Two additional Insights articles on ICT skills have also been published. Both articles draw from the IAESB’s ICT skills literature review and focus on the new opportunities and impact technology will have on the accounting profession and the skills needed by individual professional accountants.
5. Information & Communication Technology Roundtable Discussions
A series of ICT roundtables were held in Chengdu, China to gain further insight into how accounting education could help prepare professional accountants for technological change. The roundtables included representatives from academia and the business community and were organized with ACCA’s support. These roundtables helped inform the ICT Task Force’s work revising International Education Standards and learning outcomes through an ICT lens.
6. IFAC and IAESB to Transition Standard-Setting Board to Different Model
A new path forward for global accountancy education and professional development was announced in a recent joint press release from IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) and the IAESB. IAESB Chair Chris Austin also issued a statement setting out the board’s priorities as the new model is developed and projects are accelerated, paused or discontinued.
7. Upcoming Dates
- October 22-23, 2018: IAESB CAG meeting, New York, US
- October 24-26, 2018: IAESB Meeting, New York, US