The practical guide to merging GAAP and IFRS in the new accounting environment IFRS Convergence is a practical guide to implementing various requirements under International Financial Reporting Standards. With detailed discussion of every standard, this book provides a workable blueprint for incorporating IFRS requirements into current accounting practices without major procedural upheaval. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of the standards and their accepted interpretations, and find expert tips that highlight the finer points to facilitate everyday application. Designed as a resource for both new and more seasoned professionals, the book's concise approach and focused explanations make it a useful ready reference for all stages of the convergence process. The book will not only be helpful for organisation adopting IFRS for the first time, but will also be a great guide for implementing the changes and new standards for IFRS compliant organisations. More than a hundred countries have adopted IFRS, and that number continues to grow. In the U.S., uncertainty surrounding the IFRS adoption process has placed greater importance on familiarity with the standards, and accounting professionals are increasingly expected to have implementation ability.
IFRS Convergence clarifies the standards from the viewpoint of implementation issues, providing a valuable reference that helps readers to: * Understand key concepts of convergence and the scope of the issue * Learn how convergence will affect accounting treatments, presentation, and disclosure * Study a model accounting policy under each IFRS * Improve their understanding on practical implementation issues through tips and tricks capsules * Find explanations and interpretations of major IFRS-related definitions Collaboration between the U.S. and international boards is gradually erasing the boundaries between IFRS and GAAP. Convergence efforts are continually underway, and accounting professionals are under pressure to remain up to date on the latest standards and practices. IFRS Convergence provides the interpretations, explanations, and actionable guidance professionals need to stay current.