IFAC proposes IT guidance for accountants

The International Federation of Accountants has put together an exposure
draft titled Information Technology for Professional Accountants, which
provides details of the knowledge and skills required of professional
accountants in the IT environment.

The paper is aimed at preparing them to use information technology, work in
the information technology environment, and rely on information technology.

It outlines the competencies necessary for professional accountants to work
as a user of IT services such as a financial manager, financial controller or
tax practitioner.

Comments on the exposure draft are requested by November 15, 2006.

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