Education


The International Accounting Education Standards Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is seeking comments on an ED of its three-year strategic and operational plan.

Proposed high-priority activities beginning this year include

• Conducting a fundamental review of the Framework for International Education Statements, considering developments in accounting education and the profession as a whole since this document was first written.

• Developing a benchmarking methodology to help IFAC members and others achieve the measurable implementation of IESs.

• Reviewing existing IESs to determine areas where the clarity of standards could be improved or additional guidance most usefully developed.

Comments, which are due by February 28, may be e-mailed to edcomments@ifac.org . The ED is available at www.ifac.org/EDs .

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