IFAC’s Global Knowledge Gateway

New online portal to global knowledge, resources, and news serves and connects accountants worldwide

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has launched the Global Knowledge Gateway, a new digital hub for the global accountancy profession: www.ifac.org/global-knowledge-gateway.

The Gateway serves professional accountants and aspiring accountants in all sectors by providing streamlined access to relevant resources, news, discussions, and thought leadership.

Interested in debating the latest global developments impacting our profession?
Looking for best practices in risk management?
Have a question about recent trends in business reporting?
Want to help shape the future direction of your profession?


Initially focused on nine topic areas (see box), the Gateway brings together the some of the best globally relevant resources, facilitates knowledge sharing, and creates a community of professional accountants around the world.

Users can filter resources by topic area, subcategory, type of resource, or source. “Recommend” resources that you find the most useful, and suggest new resources to include. Browse topical news as well as the latest general accountancy news. Stay informed about upcoming events and conferences. Read Viewpoints by VIPs in the profession and the wider business world. Participate in Discussions, designed to encourage debate.

You can also subscribe to have new content delivered straight to your inbox – from all Gateway topic areas or only the ones that matter most to you.

Help make the Gateway an essential knowledge database and community for the international accountancy profession. Visit today!

Initial Gateway topic areas support accountants in business and those advising business. Additional topics for professional accountants in practice, particularly those operating in small- and medium-sized practices, will be added soon.

  • Business Reporting – improving the usefulness of reported information

  • Ethics – reinforcing ethical practices that ensure an ethical workplace

  • Finance Leadership & Development – responding to the changing expectations of society and organisations around leadership roles

  • Governance – improving the systems and structure by which entities make decisions, execute them, and monitor the results

  • Performance and Financial Management – improving organisational performance through better support for strategic and operational decision making

  • Risk Management & Internal Control – addressing uncertainty in setting and pursuing the organisation’s objectives.

  • Sustainability – integrating sustainability into management, reporting, and assurance practices.

Coming Soon:

  • Audit & Assurance – facilitating the development, adoption, and implementation, of international standards

  • Practice Management – supporting practitioners in managing and growing their practices

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