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Accounting abbr

organization that sets accounting standards International Accounting Standards Board: an independent and privately funded standard-setting organization for the accounting profession, based in London. The Board, whose members come from nine countries and a variety of backgrounds, is committed to developing a single set of high quality, understandable, and enforceable global standards that require transparent and comparable information in general purpose financial statements. It also works with national accounting standard setters to achieve convergence in accounting standards around the world.

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  • Performance Reporting under IFRS

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  • Understanding the Requirements for Preparing IFRS Financial Statements

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    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), drawn up and published by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), are rapidly becoming the most globally applied set of accounting standards. Approximately 9,000 public companies in the European Union had transferred to IFRS reporting
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  • Fair Value Accounting: SFAS 157 and IAS 39

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    Recent initiatives by both the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) have increased the use of fair value accounting for financial reporting across many jurisdictions around the world. There are many issues surrounding fair value
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Definitions of ’IASB’ and meaning of ’IASB’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’IASB’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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