Advancing Accountancy Education
Welcome to the IFAC Accountancy Education E-Tool. To learn more about IFAC's approach to accountancy education at the global level, check out this video. To learn how to use this e-tool, check out this video. For a regular update on our activities, sign up for the Accountancy Education eNews.
In the Spotlight
Revisions to IES 2, 3, 4 and 8 are now effective
As of January 1, 2021, the revisions to International Education Standards, IES 2, 3, 4, and 8 are now effective. The revisions to these standards reflect the increasing demand for accountants skilled in information and communications technologies and place further emphasis on the professional skepticism skills and behaviors. These apply to both aspiring and professional accountants.
Link to revised standards - https://www.iaesb.org/publications/revisions-ies-2-3-4-and-8-1 or check out the e-Tool below.
Is there a transformation initiative you have undertaken you would like to share?
We have all been faced with the challenge of adapting to change at one time or another. This has been particularly evident over the past year and a half, whether it be moving to online examinations, implementing new digital skills and competencies, or considering how sustainability or ESG initiatives fit into your curricula. With that in mind, we would like to spotlight how your organization has adapted to change by providing some examples of initiatives that you have been able to implement to inspire other organizations on their transformation journeys. We can utilize several different formats to accomplish this. Please send an e-mail to Education@ifac.org with your ideas and we can discuss the most efficient way to highlight your initiatives.
IFAC Accountancy Education E-tool
This e-tool helps accountancy education stakeholders navigate and access key principles of the International Education Standards (IES) and related implementation support.
Professional Values, Ethics & Attitudes
International Education Standards
While this e-tool provides easy access and navigation for the currently effective International Education Standards (IES), the 2019 Handbook of International Education Standards contains the authoritative set of standards, including the revisions that were effective January 1, 2021.
International Panel on Accountancy Education
The Panel is a key feature of IFAC’s approach to advancing accountancy education at the global level and instrumental in advising IFAC on how to assist professional accountancy organizations in preparing future-ready accountants.
IFAC Member Organizations
IFAC member organizations serve the public interest by, among other actions and responsibilities, supporting international standards' adoption and implementation, including the IES.