As companies that participate in the global economy adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) will need to demonstrate that they have the IFRS skills increasingly demanded by employers and clients.
Throughout July and August, ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) will offer a free Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Webcast for CPAs who are interested in earning ACCA's globally recognized IFRS credential.
"The ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting provides experienced accountants with a learning path to acquire practical IFRS skills as well as reliable proof of those skills," said Paul Costello, ACCA's Head of USA and Canada. ACCA is a global organization of over 130,000 credentialed accounting professionals.
ACCA has partnered with leading CPE provider Leveraged Logic to produce the hour-long "Career Booster for CPAs" Webcast. The Webcast will be presented by Leveraged Logic's president, Bruce Pounder, a widely-recognized expert on IFRS who himself holds the Diploma in International Financial Reporting.
"U.S. accounting and finance professionals will need to have globally relevant technical skills in order to compete successfully for career opportunities in the near future," said Pounder. "We're pleased to partner with ACCA because the Diploma in International Financial Reporting program is a highly effective way for CPAs to prove that they have the necessary skills."
As Costello explains, "The Diploma is designed to enhance, not replace, the existing credentials of experienced professionals. It is an ideal complement to a CPA license or other accounting designation."
The first offering of ACCA's Webcast will be at 11:00am ET on Thursday, July 23rd. The Webcast will be repeated several times thereafter through August 26th. The Webcasts will cover:
- How globalization is creating new career risks for US CPAs and other accounting professionals
- Why the Diploma in International Financial Reporting has emerged as the global accounting credential for experienced professionals
- How the Diploma can help CPAs manage the career risks they face in the global economy
- The steps and costs involved in earning the Diploma
Each webcast will also include a live question-and-answer session. CPE credit will be awarded to Webcast participants in accordance with the standards of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).
More information about the Webcasts and the Diploma is available at http://usa.accaglobal.com/usa/publicinterest/difr/boosters. For further information about ACCA, please visit http://usa.accaglobal.com.