Research and Compare the Role of Aasb

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Research and compare the role of AASB both before and after the changes referred to the above. This report analyses and sets out the role of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and also considers the main aims and purpose of AASB and hence drawing a conclusion as to whether AASB is a significant player or a toothless tiger. The Australian Accounting Standards Board is an Australian Government Agency and according to Deegan (2010), AASB is defined as the “body charged with developing conceptual framework for accounting practices, making and formulating accounting standards and participating in and contributing to the development of a single set of accounting standards for the world wide use”. Therefore AASB plays a very important…show more content…
AASB had to pick up the missing pieces as the standards it did, did not have a control over those which were not covered under the IFRS. Also, AASB facilitates the provision of financial information about entities to enable investors, analysts, creditors and the entities themselves to make informed decisions about the allocation of resources. Accounting standards are essentially about disclosure and, in many respects, are at the heart of market efficiency. Clearly, while accounting standards assist preparers of financial statements by providing a framework within which to construct the statements, their prime importance is to assist users of the statements to make meaningful assessments about the financial position of an entity. Users of financial statements range from directors to investors, through to credit rating agencies. Effective financial reporting, which is essential to investor confidence, can only be achieved if it is underpinned by relevant and well designed accounting standards. As the detail of financial reporting requirements is increasingly being left by legislation to be filled in by accounting standards, the importance of accounting standards is becoming more important. Accounting standards facilitate both the efficient day-to-day operations of individual business entities and contribute to the efficient operation of capital markets. Australia has influenced international accounting standards well in excess of
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