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A Perspective On The Recent Developments In International Financial Reporting

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Executive Summary

The objective of the present paper is to provide a synopsis of the recent international financial reporting developments as well as to identify some of the related worldwide implications. The unprecedented joint activity of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has caused, in the last decade, a series of debates on whether or not International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) represent what is best of the international accounting practices. The adoption of these IFRSs by more than one hundred jurisdictions around the world is probably one of the most important recent changes in financial information environment.

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