International Financial Reporting Standards

Course Title Course Language Est.Duration-days Est.Duration-Hours
IFRS: International Financial Reporting Standards Bilingual nil nil

Learning Objective

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the current and potential future requirements of IFRS, including the final prospectus and timetable for the convergence of GAAP and IFRS
  • Apply standards in accordance with their requirements in terms of preparing IFRS
    compliant financial statements, including the selection of appropriate accounting policies and related footnote disclosures
  • Understand the recognition and measurement principles as delineated within the IASB’s Framework and comprehending their application within each accounting standard
  • Define and apply the transition process to IFRS and identify the first-time exemptions that are applicable to the financial statements of a transitioning organization
  • Examine accounting standards that either require or permit the use of fair value
    measurement (including comparisons to U.S. Financial Accounting Standards),
    determining fair value measurements and financial statement recognition issues and presentation

Course Contents

Evolution of International Accounting Standards

  • International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”)
  • Introduction, History, and Overview of Existing and Future Standards
  • Roles of the Various Accounting Standards Setting Bodies
  • Objectives and Structure of the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”)
  • Framework, Demand, and Adoption of IFRS
  • Convergence
  • Introduction and Historical Overview
  • Issues, Benefits, and Problems of Convergence
  • IASB/FASB Projects
  • U.S. SEC Adoption Timeline and Activities

Structural Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements

  • Purpose and Objectives, including Financial Statement Audit Impact
  • Scope, Structure, and Content of IFRS Financial Statements
  • Accounting Policies and Underlying Assumptions
  • Components of Financial Statements, including Qualitative Characteristics
  • Measurement and Recognition of the Elements of Financial Statements
  • Transition Concerns and Transition Plan Elements

Preparation and Presentation of IFRS Financial Statements

  • Structure and Content of Both General and Specific Elements of Financial Statements
    o IAS 1
    o Balance Sheet
    o Income Statement
    o Presenting Either a Statement of Changes In Equity or a Statement of
    Recognized Income or Expense (“SORIE”)
    o Statement of Cash Flow
    o Consolidation Criteria and Requirements
  • Notes to Financial Statements and Related Disclosures
  • Revenue Recognition and Reporting Requirements

Conversion Preparation to IFRS

  • Examining Substantive Differences in Disparate Accounting Treatments
    o Inventory
    o Fixed Assets
    o Valuation
    o Revaluation
    o Depreciation
    o Deferred Taxes
    o Contingencies
  • Performing Thorough Assessments
    o Technical Accounting and Tax Implications and Risks
    o Supporting Established Processes and Infrastructure Considerations
    o Adopting Implementation Plans
  • Conversion Issues and Concerns
    o Technical Accounting and Tax Conversion Issues
    o Designing Supporting Processes and Infrastructure Features
    o Developing Revised Organization Plans and Change Strategies
  • Conversion Maintenance
    o Implementing Support Processes and Infrastructure Features
    o Change Management Execution Strategies
    o Conversion Transfers
    o Comparative Analysis of Companies Adopting or Not Adopting IFRS

Impact of IFRS on Financial Statements Interpretations

  • International Accounting and Diversity Considerations
  • Financial Analysis Tools and Techniques
    o Common Size Statements
    o Trend Analysis
    o Ratio Analysis
    o Dupont Analysis
    o Z Scores
    o Investment Ratios
    o Cash Flow Ratios
    o Peer Group and Industry Comparisons
  • Importance of Corporate Governance and Awareness of IFRS Best Practices
  • Future IFRS Considerations


Attendees will get a training certificate after the completion of the course.