As the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) continues towards its goal of a set of high quality financial reporting standards and makes significant strides in achieving global convergence of accounting standards worldwide
This version was issued in November 2008. Its effective date is 1 July 2009. IFRS 1 First-time Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards was issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in June 2003. It replaced SIC-8 First-time Application of IASs as the Primary Basis of Accounting (issued by the Standing Interpretations Committee in July 1998).
This third edition takes as its theme ‘increasing harmonization in financial statements;
mixed comparability and diversity in assurance and corporate reporting’.
January 2005 marked a significant stage in the move towards acceptance of international
financial reporting standards (IFRS) as the basis for harmonizing financial statements.
It was the date from which listed companies in member states of the European
Union (EU) were required to apply IFRS in their consolidated financial statements, in
place of the accounting standards of their home countries.
This version was issued in January 2008. Its effective date is 1 July 2009. IAS 22 Business combinations was issued by the International Accounting Standards Committee in October 1998. It was a revision of IAS 22 Business Combinations (issued in December 1993), which replaced IAS 22 Accounting for Business Combinations (issued in November 1983).
This version includes amendments resulting from IFRSs issued up to 31 December 2008. IFRS 6 Exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources was issued by the International Accounting Standards Board in December 2004.
This version includes amendments resulting from IFRSs issued up to 31 December 2008. IAS 30 Disclosures in the Financial Statements of Banks and Similar Financial Institutions was issued by the International Accounting Standards Committee in August 1990.
IFRS 8 was issued in November 2006 and this version includes amendments resulting from IFRSs issued up to 31 December 2008. Its effective date is 1 January 2009. IAS 14 Segment Reporting was issued by the International Accounting Standards Committee in August 1997. It replaced IAS 14 Reporting Financial Information by Segment (issued in August 1981 and reformatted in 1994).
The rationale, aim and purpose of this study guide
The rationale for a study guide on how to read and interpret annual reports is that this is a skill that
can prove valuable in many contexts, situations and job positions. Whether you are the decision maker
in, or you are contributing to the decision of, selecting a business partner or a supplier or a client, you
will find that being able to have an informed insight in the financial performance and position of these
third parties that you are considering is rather useful. You can be a project manager, the responsible
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Appendix E - International financial reporting standards. After completing this chapter, students will be able to: Explain the reasons for differences in accounting practices across countries, understand the role of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in the development of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), recognize the major differences between U.S. GAAP and IFRS.
The object of research of the thesis is legal documents governing the accounting work of SMEs promulgated and being applied in Vietnam and legal framework on accounting applied for SMEs in some countries as well as International Financial Reporting Standards for SMEs.
Chapter 14 - Accounting principles and reporting standards. After reading this chapter, you should be able to: Understand the process used to develop generally accepted accounting principles, identify the major accounting standards-setting bodies and their roles in the standards-setting process, describe the users and uses of financial reports,...
In this chapter, students will be able to understand: Define four mechanisms companies use to globalize their business activities, explain why there is demand for harmonization of global financial reporting standards, demonstrate how to convert an amount of money from one currency to another, compute gains or losses on receivables or payables that are stated in a foreign currency when exchange rates fluctuate,...
Chapter 1 - Introduction to accounting and financial reporting for governmental and not-for-profit entities. After studying Chapter 1, you should be able to: Identify and explain the characteristics that distinguish governmental and not-for-profit entities from for-profit entities; identify the authoritative bodies responsible for setting GAAP and financial reporting standards for all governmental and not-for-profit organizations;...
SIC Interpretation 13: Jointly controlled entities - Non-monetary contributions by venturers (SIC-13) is set out in paragraphs 5–7. SIC-13 is accompanied by a Basis for Conclusions. The scope and authority of Interpretations are set out in paragraphs 2 and 7–17 of the Preface to International Financial Reporting Standards.
Chapter 4 - International financial reporting standards (Part I). The main goals of this chapter are to: Discuss the differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP, explain the major differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP on the recognition and measurement of assets, describe the IFRS requirements in a variety of disclosure and presentation standards,...
Chapter 4 - International financial reporting standards: Part I. After reading the material in this chapter, you should be able to: Discuss the types of differences that exist between International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); describe IFRS requirements related to the recognition and measurement of assets, specifically inventories; property, plant, and equipment; intangibles; and leased assets;...