Need to Know: International Accounting Standards
PUBLISHED: October 22, 2021
The International Accounting Standards or IAS are the older accounting standards provided by the International Accounting Standards Board or IASB who is an independent international standard-setting body that based in London. Such standards are designed to make it easier for businesses all around the globe to generate and compare financial data and reporting. This also helps create transparency and trust in the accounting process. The International Accounting Standards was replaced by International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in 2001.
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
With IFRS replacing the original international accounting standards to establish even more consistency with a focus on financial record keeping. The IFRS standards outline effective methods for the following:
- Maintaining transactional data
- Defining types of transactions
- Financial reporting
- Proper record-keeping
- Assessing financial impacts
As with the original standards, the goal is to ensure accounting transparency and encourage effective practices. Though, the IFRS is not universal where in other countries, rely on the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
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