ACCA’s early and enthusiastic support for a single set of global accounting standards has historically set it apart from other professional bodies. Today, convergence is also a matter of policy at the highest possible level, with the G20 calling for it explicitly in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008-9. However, the road ahead is far from clear, and like most supporters of IFRS we found the last year to be quite frustrating. As we look forward to progress in 2013, it is a good opportunity to review the impact (real and anticipated) of IFRS adoption on the world’s three largest economies – the European Union, the United States and China. This webinar will be based on the findings of four ACCA-commissioned research studies published between 2008 and 2012.
IFRS in USA
IFRS in Europe
IFRS in China
Towards greater convergence
Emmanouil (Manos) Schizas is a Senior Economic Analyst at ACCA. Born and educated in Athens, Greece, he now lives and works in London. Manos leads ACCA’s research programme on Access to Finance and is the editor of ACCA's quarterly Global Economic Conditions Survey, the largest regular economic survey of accountants in the world. He specialises in small business and enterprise policy, business economics and statistics. Before joining ACCA, he worked as a researcher for the UK's Financial Sector Skills Council (now the Financial Skills Partnership) and was intimately involved in the development of skills policy for accountancy and finance.
6.45pm Webinar registration
|Date:||Thursday 21 February 2013|
|Duration:||9.00 - 10.00pm (Auckland time)|
All you need is a computer with internet connection and web browser. In individual cases you may require a phone. Further details on how to log-on to the webinar will be emailed to you prior to the event.
Single ticket – ACCA students and members
*One hour of learning is equal to one CPD unit. According to ACCA's CPD policy, you can count this towards your verifiable units if you can apply the learning in your career..