International Financial Reporting Standards

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    of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as a substitute method of “corporate disclosure to its’ current reporting standards (GAAP)”, (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2014). This report will analyse the primary benefits and limitations of adopting the IFRS as one of many accounting standards, thus ultimately aiming to provide a convincing recommendation as to its’ adoption and future application in Fujitsus’ operations and methods of financial reporting, (American

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    The International Financial Reporting Standards The purpose of financial reporting standards in accounting is to ensure that all companies use the same rules when comparing financial statements. In order for a company to properly report their financial performance, they are required to follow a set of standards that will be applied when completing financial statements. The most common set of standards for financial reporting was developed by the International Accounting Standards board (ISAB). These

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    The International Financial Reporting Standards, or IFRS, are a set of standards designed to keep accounts comparable internationally. They are increasingly important as we move towards a global economy and with the increasing number of international companies. The United States, however, typically uses a different set of accounting standards. These are called the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP. The SEC has displayed interest in switching to the international standards recently

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    else’s standards. For years, teachers and engineers from around the world have been inquiring why the United States has not switched to the metric system in its classrooms and stop teaching the old method of measurement. After the long fight to change the standard, teachers now take time to introduce the subject in class. Mirroring the struggle to get the metric system taught in classrooms, it is now time for the United States to make a decision in the accounting profession. The International Financial

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    Article: 1 Adoption of IFRS by Central Government in UK The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) have made an impact on the foundations of accounting, resulting in a different stance from the prior UK GAAP. Some of the more noticeable changes included; the increase of government resources being allocated to the standard. Companies will be required to provide all information of the incoming and expenditure of all money and assets under the new regulations. The presentation

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    the two type standards; on one side we have the United States General Accepted Accounting Principle (GAAP) which has always been used until now with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). A committee of accountants from the American Institute of Accountants (AIA) created the first set of US GAAP standards in the 1930s. US GAAP is a set of guidelines made to help publicly traded companies create their financial statements. The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) serves

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    The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) has been adopted by a majority of first world countries and emerging markets. However, the U.S. still uses the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP). The 2008 financial crisis and the cost of implication halted the adoption, but there are other obstacles and implications to take into consideration. One important aspect to consider is the tax implications upon adoption, and this typically translates into how the taxes paid

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    International Accounting Standards Introduction: Accounting is the means of providing the financial information of any given organization. It summarizes all the company’s transactions and provides a clear image of the business. Accounting keeps the record of all financial reports which is very important for all the managers and stake holders like share holders, creditors or owners. Every country has its own set rules and follows their own accounting standards. (Duquesne University, 2006). As the

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    Investing in today’s rapidly emerging markets, one must be aware of the world’s two main accounting systems. The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) are two essential accounting systems of the globe. Although several countries like the United States have their own accounting systems, most conform to one main one. The Security and Exchange Commission is looking to shift to the IFRS by the end of 2015. The GAAP and IFRS are primary

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    Question 3: Frieda, an accounting student, states: “Strategy analysis seems to be an unnecessary detour in doing financial statement analysis. Why can’t we just get straight to the accounting issues? “Explain to Frieda why she might be wrong. Without strategy analysis, it is impossible to identify what drive profits and what are key risks. Moreover, assessing firm’s current performance and doing realistic forecasts of future performance are also directly linked with firm’s strategy. Three important

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