International Financial Reporting Standards IFRS

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the current and potential future requirements of IFRS, including the final prospects and timetable for the convergence of GAAP and IFRS
  • Applying 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
  • Understanding the recognition and measurement principles as delineated within the IASB’s Framework and comprehending their application within each accounting standard
  • Defining and applying the transition process to IFRS and identifying the first-time exemption as well as exceptions relating to the financial statements of a transitioning  organization
  • Examining accounting standards that either require or permit the use of fair value measurement (including comparisons to U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Nos. 157 and 159), determining fair value measurements and financial statement recognition issues and presentation


Who Should Attend?

  • This course is perfect for those who are working in finance, and accounting. and those who want to know more about IFRS.



      Day One: 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
  • S. SEC Adoption Timeline and Activities


      Day Two: Contract Profitability – Pricing

  • Pricing strategy and tactics
  • Profit planning
  • Cost estimating
  • Cost-based pricing
  • Market-based pricing
  • Value-based pricing
  • Profit objective
  • Market structure
  • Follow-on business
  • Risk
  • Z score


      Day Three: Leadership Preparation and Presentation of IFRS Financial Statements

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


      Day Four: Conversion Preparation to IFRS

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


      Day Five: Impact of IFRS on Financial Statement Interpretations

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