IFRS Basics (2 days)

Course code: 1030

Introduction

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) are the world’s most widely applied accounting standards. Approximately 120 countries now require or permit the use of IFRS. Over 7,000 public companies in the European Union have complied with IFRSs since 2005. Argentina, Brazil, China, Canada, Japan, India, Mexico and the Republic of Korea are either adopting IFRSs or have decided to converge their national standards with IFRSs. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) are committed to a systematic program of improving and converging their rules.

Our two-day overview is designed to guide you step by step through important IFRS technical issues. We explain the principles clearly and simply. Our specialist instructors also help delegates with the practicalities of implementation.

The course answers questions such as:

  • What are the current IFRS requirements?
  • What are the main areas to be considered that affect most companies?
  • Which accounting standards allow alternative treatments when preparing IFRS financial statements?
  • How are these main standards applied when IFRSs are first adopted?

Topics

  • Overview
  • International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) – structure and work program
  • Content of IFRS Financial Statements
    • Presentation of financial statements (IAS 1)
    • Statement of cash flows (IAS 7)
    • Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors (IAS 8)
    • Related party disclosures (IAS 24)
    • Events after the reporting period (IAS 10)
    • Operating segments (IFRS 8)
    • Discontinued operations (IFRS 5)
  • Assets
    • Inventories (IAS 2)
    • Property, plant and equipment (IAS 16)
    • Borrowing costs (IAS 23)
    • Intangible assets (IAS 38)
    • Impairment of assets (IAS 36)
    • Non-current assets held for sale (IFRS 5)
  • Liabilities
    • Employee benefits (IAS 19)
    • Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets (IAS 37)
    • Share-based payment (IFRS 2)
  • Financial Instruments
    • Financial assets and liabilities (IAS 32, IAS 39 and IFRS 9)
    • Disclosures (IFRS 7)
  • Revenue (IAS 18)
  • Group Accounting
    • Consolidated financial statements (IFRS 10)
    • Business combinations (IFRS 3)
  • First-time Adoption of IFRSs (IFRS 1)

Teaching method

  • Live group instruction, cases, examples, group work, open discussions
  • Review of the rationale and objective for IASB standards
  • Description and explanation of IFRS technical requirements in clear and simple language
  • Use of case studies and real-world examples to illustrate practical application of the standards
  • Interactive participation is encouraged
  • All participants receive a comprehensive binder containing copies of the presentation slides, handouts and other course materials.

Prerequisites

Understanding of basic accounting principles based on any national standards. No advance preparation is required for this course.

Course benefits

  • Explain how the recognition and measurement principles of the IASB’s Framework apply within each accounting standard
  • Apply the requirements of the standards to prepare IFRS compliant financial statements
  • Identify an appropriate accounting policy for a given accounting issue and suggest necessary disclosures
  • List the major standards that require or permit the use of fair value measurement, identify how fair value is measured and specify where the fair value changes are recognized
  • Differentiate between the requirements of current IFRSs and proposed changes for the future, including prospects for global convergence of major national accounting standards

CPE / CPD Accreditation

NASBA

IASeminars is registered with the US National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.


Field of study: Accounting

ICAEW Partner in Learning

IASeminars is proud to have been named as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working together to offer the ICAEW IFRS Certificate to our clients worldwide. ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 140,000 chartered accountants worldwide. CPE certificates obtained from attending IASeminars courses are an ideal way for ICAEW members and others to demonstrate their continuing professional development, provided that the topic is relevant to their learning and development needs.

CFA Institute

IASeminars is an approved Continuing Education training provider of the CFA Institute (the global association of investment professionals) and an official IFRS training partner of that institute. IASeminars is also an approved training provider of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the CFA Society of the UK and of various other CFA societies around the world. As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, IASeminars has determined that this program qualifies for 14 credit hours. Please use promotion code "CFACPE" when booking via this website, to ensure that CE credit for your participation will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.

New York State Board of Public Accountancy

IASeminars is registered with the New York State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. Our CPE Sponsor ID is: 002546. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program.

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

IASeminars is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. Our CPE Sponsor ID is: 009689. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program.

Venue

  • Our Calgary seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Our New York City seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered participants by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Our Nairobi seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Our London seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Our Las Vegas seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered participants by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Our London seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Instructor(s)

  • Chris Boland

    Chris Boland (Canada) is a professional IFRS consultant specializing in assisting clients with their transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the application of new IFRS Standards. Chris has assisted over 70 clients covering most industries and sectors in complex IFRS matters He is a Certified Public Accountant, Canadian Chartered Accountant, and also holds the Certified Management Accountant designation. In addition to IFRS, Chris also has extensive experience with matters such as SOX, anti-fraud measures and corporate governance. Prior to establishing his public practice and teaching career, Chris was General Manager (Accounting, IFRS, Internal Controls and Tax) at Canada Post Corporation. His earlier positions at other organizations included being CFO and VP Finance; Director of Tax and Treasury, Controller; Manager of Financial Reporting and Controller (Overseas Operations); Manager of Financial Reporting; and Budget Analyst. He was also an Auditor at the Office of the Auditor General in Canada. Chris’ 24 years of experience also include 12 years in the telecommunication hardware and software industry and in pharma research.

  • Chris Boland

    Chris Boland (Canada) is a professional IFRS consultant specializing in assisting clients with their transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the application of new IFRS Standards. Chris has assisted over 70 clients covering most industries and sectors in complex IFRS matters He is a Certified Public Accountant, Canadian Chartered Accountant, and also holds the Certified Management Accountant designation. In addition to IFRS, Chris also has extensive experience with matters such as SOX, anti-fraud measures and corporate governance. Prior to establishing his public practice and teaching career, Chris was General Manager (Accounting, IFRS, Internal Controls and Tax) at Canada Post Corporation. His earlier positions at other organizations included being CFO and VP Finance; Director of Tax and Treasury, Controller; Manager of Financial Reporting and Controller (Overseas Operations); Manager of Financial Reporting; and Budget Analyst. He was also an Auditor at the Office of the Auditor General in Canada. Chris’ 24 years of experience also include 12 years in the telecommunication hardware and software industry and in pharma research.

  • Richard Starkey

    Richard Starkey is a South African Chartered Accountant who has presented professional training courses to qualified accounting professionals around the world, as well as lecturing to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also CEO of Tabaldi Investment Holdings, a company which specialises in online training solutions for accountants. Richard teaches the majority of Tabaldi’s online financial reporting classes, and he has a following of over 6,000 students and subscribers who use his online IFRS lectures to pass their professional accounting exams or to help them understand complex IFRS issues encountered in their work environments. In addition to the above, Richard consults in the areas of IFRS technical accounting and also corporate finance, as well as acting as a non-executive director for selected clients. His consulting and training experience encompasses a wide variety of governmental, public and private company clients. Prior to founding Tabaldi, Richard worked as an auditor for RSM Betty and Dickson (JHB) as well as being a lecturer at an accountancy training institute.

  • Instructor TBC

    The instructor for this course will be drawn from one of our core faculty of subject matter experts. Further details will be published at the earliest opportunity.

  • Instructor TBC

    The instructor for this course will be drawn from one of our core faculty of subject matter experts. Further details will be published at the earliest opportunity.

  • Instructor TBC

    The instructor for this course will be drawn from one of our core faculty of subject matter experts. Further details will be published at the earliest opportunity.

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Course details

Course schedule

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23 Sep 2015 Calgary

Duration:
2 days
Course level:
Overview
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
23 Sep 2015
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
24 Sep 2015
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
Calgary
Price:
CAD 3,300
Subject to Canadian GST (Read more)

16 Nov 2015 New York City

Duration:
2 days
Course level:
Overview
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
16 Nov 2015
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
17 Nov 2015
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
New York City
Price:
USD 2,650

23 Nov 2015 Nairobi

Duration:
2 days
Course level:
Overview
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
23 Nov 2015
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
24 Nov 2015
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
Nairobi
Price:
USD 1,500

7 Mar 2016 London

Duration:
2 days
Course level:
Overview
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
7 Mar 2016
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
8 Mar 2016
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
London
Price:
GBP 1,750
Subject to UK VAT (Read more)

12 Sep 2016 Las Vegas

Duration:
2 days
Course level:
Overview
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
12 Sep 2016
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
13 Sep 2016
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
Las Vegas
Price:
USD 2,650

5 Dec 2016 London

Duration:
2 days
Course level:
Overview
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
5 Dec 2016
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
6 Dec 2016
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
London
Price:
GBP 1,750
Subject to UK VAT (Read more)
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