IFRS

International Accounting Standards Board

Banks pessimistic on financial instrument convergence

Majority of banks surveyed by Deloitte expect financial instrument accounting convergence to end in failure

08 Jan 2013

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End era of convergence in months, not years – ICAEW

The institute suggests that all listed companies around the world should have the option of applying IFRS

12 Dec 2012

NAO again refuses to sign off MoD accounts

Amyas Morse wants more information on how the department verifies its valuation for inventory

07 Dec 2012

FASB must step up to retain standard-setting influence

FASB offered seat on global forum of setters, but warned of waning influence over international accounting rules

05 Dec 2012

Divisions over shape of new UK GAAP

FRC framework for reduced disclosures welcomed, but opinion split over shape of new UK GAAP

30 Nov 2012

IASB proposes limited changes to IFRS 9 classification and measurement requirements

New category of financial assets could increase volatility for some financial institutions

29 Nov 2012

New standards leave UK business with plenty to ponder

Advisors urge good planning and a considered approach to the introduction of new UK accounting standards

23 Nov 2012

Membership the crux of new IASB advisory forum

IASB’s collective approach to standard setting welcomed, but membership of new advisory body will prove a thorny issue

15 Nov 2012

IFRS adoption will eventually happen, US investors tell ACCA

It will take four and a half years for most US companies to be ready for IFRS, investors tell ACCA

14 Nov 2012

Profession split over value of convergence project

Half of delegates at E&Y conference think convergence project with the US has failed to be beneficial

05 Nov 2012

New loan loss rules expected early next year

IASB to publish rules on the way banks provision for loan losses in the new year

05 Nov 2012

IASB plans new advisory body

IASB plans to create a new 12-member advisory group of national standards setters and regional bodies.

02 Nov 2012

Tweedie contradicts Haldane’s stance on accounting rules

ICAS chairman Sir David Tweedie dismisses view that accounting rules prevent banks adequately provisioning for future loan losses

02 Nov 2012

Hoogervorst gets tough over IASB framework deadline

IASB chief bemoans dysfunctional processes and decision-making that hinders its ability to deliver projects to deadline

21 Oct 2012

Hoogervorst criticises US approach to impairment accounting

IASB chairman says US plans for loan provisioning could deter banks from lending

19 Sep 2012

ICAEW: Focus on current IFRSs, not convergence

The IASB’s focus should shift away from convergence to quality of current rules, says ICAEW

18 Sep 2012

US won’t adopt IFRS for at least five years, says AICPA chairman

AICPA chairman of the board of directors Gregory Anton tells delegates at EDGE Conference that IFRS adoption is still a long way off

10 Aug 2012

Can IFRS be understood by dummies?

Leavitt Walmsley Associates audit and technical director Steve Collings reckons he knows IFRS so well he could train a dummy – TS was the test case

23 Jul 2012

IASB branded 'not fit for purpose' as it clashes with FASB

IASB at loggerheads with FASB over impairment accounting rules, which one critic labels as faulty and "deeply discredited"

20 Jul 2012

IFRS's quality not tarnished by US delay, says ICAEW

ICAEW backs IASB's global convergence project despite lack of a US decision on adoption of IFRS

17 Jul 2012

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