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High-quality business reporting is at the heart of strong and sustainable organizations, financial markets, and economies. It allows organizations to present a cohesive explanation of their business and helps them engage with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, creditors, and regulators, while also promoting better internal decision making. Professional accountants are integral to all phases of organizational reporting. Read More
Countries’ Adoption of the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs)–Early Empirical Evidence
December 3, 2014 - Taylor & Francis Online
The International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) is increasingly being adopted in a number of jurisdictions. Despite the economic importance of non-publicly accountable entities, little is known about what factors influence countries' decisions to adopt IFRS for SMEs. In a unique sample of 128 countries, they find that countries that are not capable of developing their own local generally accepted accounting principles are more likely to adopt IFRS for SMEs. Overall, the results are helpful in understanding the worldwide diffusion of IFRS for SMEs. Standard setters and regulators might consider the study in the future development of accounting harmonisation of non-publicly accountable entities.
From the perspective of price informativeness, quarterly reporting (QR) is generally considered as more desirable than semi-annual reporting because it brings more timely updates about the company´s operations to investors. An important caveat to note, however, is that the accounting information in quarterly reports usually contains more noise than semi-annual or annual reports, especially when QR is prepared on the "discrete basis."
The first report in the IIRC's Creating Value series brings together trends, research, market views, and case studies on Integrated Reporting (IR). It considers value to the board and provides a rich resource for organizations adopting IR, with views from those already on the IR journey, and evidence of the practical value of IR in today´s fast-moving markets.
Continuing professional development (CPD), sometimes called continuing professional education (CPE), training material on the more recently issued International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
As Islamic finance moves into the mainstream, a key challenge is identifying a suitably relevant and intelligible accounting framework that is comparable with conventional finance without
tainting compliance with Shariah.
35 stand-alone training modules—one for each section of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) for Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs).
Present and Functioning: Fine-Tuning Your ICFR Using the COSO Update
November 28, 2014 - PwC
Talks through COSO’s updated control framework and the competencies to evaluate the effectiveness of companies’ systems of internal control over financial reporting.
December 2, 2015 - IFRS Foundation
February 26, 2015 - Journal of Accountancy
February 26, 2015 - Asian Scientist
February 24, 2015 - Deloitte
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