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IFRS Basics with US GAAP Comparison (3 days)
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) are the most globally accepted accounting standards, with over 120 countries now applying IFRSs. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) have completed their agenda of projects to improve and converge their accounting standards.
This wide ranging three-day overview is designed to guide participants step-by-step through important IFRS technical issues, including the IASB's most recent pronouncements. Our specialist instructor will explain the principles clearly and simply and provide real-world examples, including an overview of the requirements for first-time adoption of IFRSs and the practicalities of implementing IFRSs.
This course also provides a comparison and review of significant technical differences between US GAAP and IASB accounting standards. Real-world examples and model financial statements are used to explain and illustrate these critical accounting differences.
This course answers questions such as:
- What are the current IFRS requirements?
- When and how will new standards affect financial statements?
- What are the critical differences between US GAAP and IASB standards?
- What issues are involved in moving from US GAAP to IFRSs?
- When may alternatives be chosen and what options are available for preparing IFRS financial statements?
Suitability - Who should attend?
Global expansion, international deals and cross-border M&A activity have made IFRS very relevant to US companies. This course is primarily designed for those who currently prepare their financial statements under US GAAP but would like to learn about the reporting requirements under IFRS. It is intended for financial executives who are interested in monitoring their subsidiaries’ IFRS statements, understanding deals that use IFRS accounting outcomes or reporting their financial results to non-US stakeholders under IFRS. The course is designed for executive officers, industry controllers, accountants, auditors and finance professionals who are interested in learning about IFRS and its critical differences with US GAAP.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
After attending this course participants will be able to:
- Understand and apply IFRS requirements, including accounting policies and disclosures
- Appreciate the major technical differences between US GAAP and IFRS requirements
- Evaluate the impact of these differences through the use of real-world and model financial statements
- Understand the requirements and options relating to first-time adoption of IFRSs
- Implement the IFRS recognition and measurement rules for assets, liabilities, income, and expenses
- Comply with IFRS 'fair value' measurement requirements
- Apply the most recent new and revised IFRS standards
Training Course Content
This course is designed to cover the key topics:
- Introduction to IFRSs
- Presentation and Disclosures
- Presentation of financial statements (IAS 1)
- Statements of cash flows (IAS 7)
- Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors (IAS 8)
- Events after the reporting period (IAS 10)
- Discontinued operations (IFRS 5)
- Interim financial reporting (IAS 34)
- Inventories (IAS 2)
- Property, plant and equipment (IAS 16)
- Borrowing costs (IAS 23)
- Leases (IAS 17 and IFRS 16)
- Intangible assets (IAS 38)
- Investment property (IAS 40)
- Impairment of assets (IAS 36)
- Non-current assets held for sale (IFRS 5)
- Employee benefits (IAS 19)
- Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets (IAS 37)
- Financial Instruments
- Financial assets and liabilities (IAS 32, IAS 39 and IFRS 9)
- Financial instruments: disclosures (IFRS 7)
- Revenue Recognition
- Revenue (IAS 18, IAS 11 and IFRS 15)
- Business Combinations, Consolidations, Associates and Joint Arrangements
- Business combinations (IFRS 3)
- Consolidated financial statements (IFRS 10)
- Investments in associates and joint ventures (IAS 28)
- Joint arrangements (IFRS 11)
- Disclosure of interests in other entities (IFRS 12)
- Transitioning to IFRSs
- First-time adoption of IFRSs (IFRS 1)
- IFRS / US GAAP Differences
- Conceptual Framework
- Financial statement presentation
- Revenue and expense recognition
- Inventory methods and valuation
- Tangible and intangible assets
- Assets held for sale and discontinued operations
- Impairment testing
- Employee benefits
- Financial instruments
- Other significant differences
- Expected Future Developments
- Update on the IASB and FASB agenda projects
The cost of this training course is $3,600.
IASeminars is an independent financial training company operating globally and specialising in international accountancy (IFRS & US GAAP, IPSAS). Originally founded in the UK in 2002, IASeminars has since expanded to become a successful worldwide organisation offering regular courses in...