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IFRS Basics with US GAAP Comparison (3 days)

Course Details

Code:1035
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21 Oct - 23 Oct 2019
New York City
Level
Overview
CPD
24 Hours
Time
08:00-17:00
Location
New York City
Cost
$3,750.00
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Introduction

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) are the most globally accepted accounting standards, with over 120 countries now applying IFRSs. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) have completed their agenda of projects to improve and converge their accounting standards.

This wide ranging three-day overview is designed to guide participants step-by-step through important IFRS technical issues, including the IASB's most recent pronouncements. Our specialist instructor will explain the principles clearly and simply and provide real-world examples, including an overview of the requirements for first-time adoption of IFRSs and the practicalities of implementing IFRSs.

This course also provides a comparison and review of significant technical differences between US GAAP and IASB accounting standards. Real-world examples and model financial statements are used to explain and illustrate these critical accounting differences.

This course answers questions such as:

  • What are the current IFRS requirements?
  • When and how will new standards affect financial statements?
  • What are the critical differences between US GAAP and IASB standards?
  • What issues are involved in moving from US GAAP to IFRSs?
  • When may alternatives be chosen and what options are available for preparing IFRS financial statements?

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and apply IFRS requirements, including accounting policies and disclosures
  • Appreciate the major technical differences between US GAAP and IFRS requirements
  • Evaluate the impact of these differences through the use of real-world and model financial statements
  • Understand the requirements and options relating to first-time adoption of IFRSs
  • Implement the IFRS recognition and measurement rules for assets, liabilities, income, and expenses
  • Comply with IFRS 'fair value' measurement requirements
  • Apply the most recent new and revised IFRS standards

Who Should Attend

Global expansion, international deals and cross-border M&A activity have made IFRS very relevant to US companies. This course is primarily designed for those who currently prepare their financial statements under US GAAP but would like to learn about the reporting requirements under IFRS. It is intended for financial executives who are interested in monitoring their subsidiaries’ IFRS statements, understanding deals that use IFRS accounting outcomes or reporting their financial results to non-US stakeholders under IFRS. The course is designed for executive officers, industry controllers, accountants, auditors and finance professionals who are interested in learning about IFRS and its critical differences with US GAAP.

Topics

  • Introduction to IFRSs
  • Presentation and Disclosures
    • Presentation of financial statements (IAS 1)
    • Statements of cash flows (IAS 7)
    • Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors (IAS 8)
    • Events after the reporting period (IAS 10)
    • Discontinued operations (IFRS 5)
  • Assets
    • Inventories (IAS 2)
    • Property, plant and equipment (IAS 16)
    • Borrowing costs (IAS 23)
    • Leases (IAS 17 and IFRS 16)
    • Intangible assets (IAS 38)
    • Investment property (IAS 40)
    • 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)
  • Financial Instruments
    • Financial assets and liabilities (IFRS 9)
    • Financial instruments: disclosures (IFRS 7)
  • Revenue Recognition
    • Revenue (IFRS 15)
  • Business Combinations, Consolidations, Associates and Joint Arrangements
    • Business combinations (IFRS 3)
    • Consolidated financial statements (IFRS 10)
    • Investments in associates and joint ventures (IAS 28)
    • Joint arrangements (IFRS 11)
    • Disclosure of interests in other entities (IFRS 12)
  • Transitioning to IFRSs
    • First-time adoption of IFRSs (IFRS 1)
  • IFRS / US GAAP Differences
    • Conceptual Framework
    • Financial statement presentation
    • Revenue and expense recognition
    • Inventory methods and valuation
    • Tangible and intangible assets
    • Assets held for sale and discontinued operations
    • Impairment testing
    • Liabilities
    • Employee benefits
    • Financial instruments
    • Other significant differences
  • Expected Future Developments

Teaching Method

  • Group live 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 real-world examples to illustrate practical application of the standards
  • Presentation and comparison of current and likely future critical technical differences between accounting principles under IFRS and US GAAP
  • Use of real-world and model financial statements and case studies to illustrate differences
  • Discussion of prospects and likely timetable for implementation of IASB-FASB joint projects
  • Interactive participation is encouraged
  • All participants receive a comprehensive binder containing copies of the presentation slides, handouts and other course materials

Instructors

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.

Venue

Our 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.

CPE/CPD Accreditation

IASeminars is registered with the 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.nasbaregistry.org .

 

Field of study: Accounting

Prerequisites

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

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