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The updated guide is designed to provide a briefing of the IFRS for SMEs for lenders, creditors, and other interested parties.
This guide provides assistance to not-for-profit entities that may wish to prepare reports on the basis of the International Financial Reporting Standard for small and medium-sized enterprises.
Analysing the Final Amendments to the IFRS for SMEs
August 27, 2015 - Wiley Insight
Discusses the final modifications (including worked examples) that will have a significant impact on the entities that prepare their financial statements according to the IFRS for SMEs.
The IFRS Foundation has published the 2015 edition of IFRS as Global Standards: a Pocket Guide. The guide provides a summary of the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in 138 countries around the world, representing over 97 per cent of the world’s GDP.
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.
35 stand-alone training modules—one for each section of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) for Small and Medium-sized Entities (SMEs).
The IFRS Foundation Education Initiative is developing a series of comprehensive Framework-based IFRS and IFRS for SMEs teaching materials to assist IFRS teachers to educate IFRS learners more effectively.
- How to Tackle Implementation of Multiple High-Profile Accounting Standards
July 14, 2016 - Journal of Accountancy
- Natural Capital Protocol Launched Today
July 13, 2016 - Natural Capital Coalition
- IASB to Focus on Communication Effectiveness of Financial Statements
July 12, 2016 - CFO Innovation
- Accountants, Auditors to Get a New Ethics Rule Book
July 12, 2016 - Wall Street Journal
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