To increase the accessibility of its guidance
worldwide, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has developed a
database that enables professional accountants to locate third-party
translations of its pronouncements in more than 30 languages. The database
features information on the languages available, publication titles, names of
translating organizations and, where available, lists of translated key terms.
To facilitate translation and reproduction of its pronouncements, IFAC has
released the following two updated policy statements:
Policy for Reproducing, or Translating and Reproducing,
Publications Issued by the International Federation of Accountants;
Permission to State that the International Federation of
Accountants has Considered a Translating Body's Process for
Standards and Guidance.
These initiatives are the first of a number of ways in which IFAC is working to
make its standards and guidance, especially those of its independent
standard-setting boards, available to the widest international audience. This
central to IFAC?s mission of serving the public interest, promoting adherence
high quality professional standards, and furthering international convergence.
The translations database and the policy statements can be accessed on the IFAC
Founded in 1977, IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession
dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and
contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is
comprised of 158 members and associates in 123 countries, representing more
2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service,
industry and commerce. Through its independent standard-setting boards, IFAC
sets international standards on ethics, auditing and assurance, education and
public sector accounting. It also issues guidance to encourage high quality
performance by professional accountants in business.