IFRS and US GAAP, with Website: A Comprehensive Comparison

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 3, 2012 - Business & Economics - 213 pages
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A practical comparison of—and expert guidance on—IFRS and GAAP written by a practicing controller

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are used in over 120 countries. US companies will inevitably encounter IFRS when evaluating the financial health of suppliers and customers. IFRS and US GAAP: A Comprehensive Comparison provides instruction in accounting under IFRS within the context of US accounting standards. Practical and easy-to-use, this book includes a case study of a first time IFRS adoption, emphasizing the much greater degree of professional judgment that is needed for IFRS.

  • Provides a heavy emphasis on practical examples
  • Includes an online companion website with downloadable spreadsheets and templates
  • Reflects current financial reporting trends
  • Addresses accounting requirements of which today's auditors, accountants and preparers of financial reports need to be aware

Clarifying IFRS, its impact on US companies, and where to start in understanding it, IFRS and US GAAP prepares US accountants to be knowledgeable with day to day financial accounting issues using IFRS's substantial similarity with US GAAP as a context.

 

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Contents

The Framework
5
Provisions and Contingencies
25
Intangible Assets
35
Financial Instruments
45
Leases
59
Revenue
69
Income Taxes
111
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About the author (2012)

Steven E. Shamrock, CPA, MBA, CMA, is Corporate Controller of AkzoNobel Inc., the US parent company of AkzoNobel NV, a global Fortune 500 company and major producer of specialty chemicals. He was formerly with BP America Inc., where he managed the preparation of consolidated external financial statements that were converted from IFRS to US GAAP. He has specialized in IFRS in the facets of conversion, application, and policy and serves on the IFRS AICPA SAG. He is also a frequent speaker on IFRS at AICPA conferences.

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