Director, Global Accountancy Profession Support
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
Paul Thompson joined the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in 2004 and is presently Director, Global Accountancy Profession Support, having previously served as Director, SME & SMP Affairs, where he led IFAC’s initiatives to support the development of small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) and the value they add to small- and medium-sized entities (SMEs). Mr. Thompson now leads the Global Accountancy Profession Support business line for IFAC, which encompasses the Global Knowledge Gateway, SMP/SME, and professional accountants in business. From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Thompson worked for Touche Ross & Co., London, where he specialized in the audit of financial institutions. He then went on to lecture on financial reporting and analysis at the undergraduate and MBA levels at universities in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Malaysia. He has contributed to a number of publications in academic journals and the professional press in the areas of bank lending, financial reporting, corporate governance, and corporate social reporting.