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Why we work with the accounting profession

The accountancy profession promotes, develops and supports accountants worldwide. Their role is crucial in protecting the quality and integrity of accountants who are core to the rigorous application of the Standards.

We benefit from working with the profession in a number of ways:

  • their education of accountants in the application of the Standards;
  • receiving feedback at all stages during the standard-setting process; and
  • organising joint conferences and other events.

The profession benefits from working with us through:

  • access to materials and resources about the Standards;
  • input to the standard-setting process; and
  • conferences and events – and by having speakers from the IFRS Foundation participate at their own events to educate members.

Resources for the accounting profession


  • IFRS Accounting Standards Navigator—for IFRS Standards, IFRIC Interpretations, the IFRS Taxonomy, other authoritative guidance, illustrative examples, bases for conclusions and official translations
  • IFRS Shop—to purchase the Red, Green and Blue books—three different compilations of IFRS Accounting Standards

Stay up-to-date

  • Alerts—register here to receive news and alerts, including the IASB Update and the IFRIC Update, published after each Board and IFRS Interpretations Committee meeting
  • Work plan—the Boards' current work plan can be found here

Events and conferences

  • Upcoming events— an overview of upcoming events can be found in our meetings and events diary
  • Speakers—if you would like to request a speaker from the IFRS Foundation/Boards for one of your own events, please follow our speaker request process


  • Open consultations—an overview of all consultations currently open for comment can be found here
  • Watch our video explaining the standard-setting process here

Other materials

  • Supporting materials—materials developed to support the consistent application of new IFRS Standards, including articles, webinars etc, can be found here
  • The IFRS for SMEs Accounting Standard—to find out about resources for small or medium-sized entities, click here
  • Snapshots—these summaries prepared for each new Standard are useful, for example, when briefing audit committees and CEOs. They are available by reference to individual IFRS Accounting Standards here
  • A Pocket Guide to IFRS Standards—this useful summary for briefing members of Boards of Directors or Managing Committees is available here (but hasn't been updated since 2017)


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