INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS (IFRS)

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL REPORTING STANDARDS (IFRS)

 

Introduction

This comprehensive accounting standards training course will enable each participant to appreciate and understand the basics and certain complexities associated with International Accounting Standards (IFRS) along with topic terminology, concepts and applications.

In gaining a perspective of the origins of IFRS, the accomplishments, to date, in the development and acceptance of global accounting standards and insights into the foreseeable future, participants will gain a valuable understanding of this critical field of knowledge and be capable of contributing meaningful assistance to their respective organizations with respect to the adoption and utilization of these accounting standards.

This training course will feature:

  • The basic concepts of accounting and financial reporting disclosures and varying reconciling and non-reconciling differences between GAAP and IFRS
  • The scope, structure, contents and components of IFRS compliant financial statements, including underlying assumptions and related footnotes disclosures
  • Measurement and recognition of the various elements of international accounting principles and standards, including transition concerns
  • Revenue recognition and financial reporting requirements

Objectives

  • Describe the setting process in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and list the currently available standards
  • Explain the most recent updates on existing IFRS and evaluate the effect of newly issued standards on their organization
  • Determine the correct presentation and minimum disclosure for components of statements of financial position, statements of comprehensive income, statements of owners' equity and statements of cash flows in accordance with IFRS
  • Appraise and properly account for transactions affecting current assets and liabilities, non current assets and liabilities, revenues and expenses in accordance with IFRS
  • Apply professional judgment in applying IFRS for matters relating to non recurrent business transactions

 

Who Should Attend

Professionals in the fields of finance and accounting, and professionals seeking to enhance international accounting knowledge from companies implementing IFRS as the standard of reporting.

 

Course Methodology

This training course will utilise a variety of proven highly interactive adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented.

There will be an explanation of all IASB technical requirements in a clear, practical format, including an overall review of the rationale and objectives for all IASB standards that are included in the training course. 

In addition, active participation by all participants through a combination of direct instruction, analysis and evaluation of practical case studies, examples and exercises to illustrate application of the standards as well as current and future issues and other “real-life” examples will be encouraged.

Outline

DAY 1

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
  • U.S. SEC Adoption Timeline and Activities

DAY 2

Structural Framework for the Preparation and Presentation of Financial Statements

  • Purpose and Objectives, including Financial Statement Audit Impact
  • Scope, Structure and Content of IFRS Financial Statements
  • Accounting Policies and Underlying Assumptions
  • Components of Financial Statements, including Qualitative Characteristics
  • Measurement and Recognition of the Elements of Financial Statements
  • Transition Concerns and Transition Plan Elements

DAY 3

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 4

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 5

Impact of IFRS on Financial Statements Interpretations

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

Certificates

A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those who attend & successfully complete the programme.

Schedule

  08:30 – 10:15 First Session

 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15 Second Session

 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00 Third Session

 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

Training Methodology:

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • Pre and Post Test

Fees

 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack is: