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Developments in the International Harmonization of Accounting (New Library of International Accounting)

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Published by Edward Elgar Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Accounting - General,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Accounting,
  • Comparative accounting,
  • Standards,
  • Business/Economics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11906626M
    ISBN 101843760975
    ISBN 109781843760979

    This has been necessitated by of the spectacular growth in the number and size of multinational companies, foreign investments and cross-border listings on the stock exchanges. Religious and Cultural Conflicts among Immigrants and Natives 9 5. By considering ISA in this context, which requires safeguards to guarantee auditor independence, it seems complicated to specify the degree of necessary independence. These two legal systems particularly differ in the legal thinking and in the way of making court decisions. Additionally, new safeguards will be in place to prevent another national or international economic and financial meltdown.

    The goal of harmonization was just to make those areas as minor as possible. By considering ISA in this context, which requires safeguards to guarantee auditor independence, it seems complicated to specify the degree of necessary independence. The accounting value dimensions used to define a country's accounting system, based on the country's culture, consist of the following: Professionalism versus statutory control Conservatism versus optimism Secrecy versus transparency The first two relate to authority and enforcement of accounting practice at a country level, while the last two relate to the measurement and disclosure of accounting information at a country level. The pressure that the various interest groups, from time to time, bring on the LASB, places the Board in an uncomfortable dilemma. It is a simple fact that the IFAC is between the devil and the deep blue sea. Thus, this criteria nearly equals within the EU, however, it differs widely around the world e.

    Some of the benefits mentioned include: Into global capital markets and investment capital can move across the globe without a hitch. Each country should pass legislation to the effect that as and when an international standard is set or amended by IASB, local standards, if they exist, should be brought into line; if local standards do not exist the IFRS should be adopted. IASC is operating in an environment of conflict between ideals and practicality. Rather than write the standards itself, the SEC has designated the Financial Accounting Standards Board, a private-sector organization, to be the official keeper of the rules. Sometimes Harmonisation can prove to be crucial to the economic development of a country. Such difficulties are listed as follows: 1.


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Developments in the International Harmonization of Accounting book

Compare Accounts. On the other hand, differences in national legislation as well as in the legal system are the main part of legal obstacles. Executive Summary This essay provides an analysis of the many hurdles in the process of truly harmonised international auditing standards.

Samuels and Oliga argue that differences between countries can be so great that the problem of appropriate accounting standards can assume vastly different conceptual meanings and contextual significance from one country to another. The method of analysis for this essay included a review of the current literature available in libraries and on the internet.

One the other hand, according to Parkerapproximately different languages are spoken globally. As a result, U. Furthermore, in some countries there could be a general resistance to international standards, as the ISA are not a product of direct experiences and do not mirror the needed relevance of each nation.

What Are the Advantages of Harmonizing Financial Statements?

In such situations, there is a serious danger of incompatible and conflicting sets of international standards. Pressures come from the investors and financial analysts to facilitate investment and credit decisions.

Boost the economy in Europe 18 8. Affecting the Education System 12 6. These difficulties primarily relate to international standards-setting agencies. Increased number of multinational corporations on global arena also calls for increased harmonisation.

Thus, second-tier audit firms may be reluctant to implement the ISA Jopson, Amongst the enterprises that are reluctant to formally adopt international accounting Standards, two broad categories can be made: a Those whose affairs are purely domestic, and that hold the view that international standards are none of their business.

Furthermore, it will also be difficult to find a majority in the national parliaments because current national standard-setters or representatives from businesses might exert pressure on the members of parliament to reject ISA.

Religious and Cultural Conflicts among Immigrants and Natives 9 5. In some countries, this law provides great details both on disclosure and on measurement.

Convergence In the s, the focus shifted from harmonization to convergence. In an era when investment regularly crosses national boundaries, the major standards-setting bodies -- the U. The best ideas arising from the standard pat-making activity is spread in developing global standards of the highest quality.

In many countries of the world, enterprise are required to draw up one set of financial statements only serving both tax purposes and financial reporting purposes. He points out that once a reporting system and nucleus of an accounting profession has been established, it becomes very difficult to modify the system.

The governing bodies of the accounting profession should formally acknowledge that it is their task, among many others, to apply disciplinary procedures when bad professional work, including the non- observance of standards, is brought to their notice.

In more and more countries, accounting standards have been found established by the profession or government agencies or jointly by both. Diaconu I have outlined some of the advantages and disadvantages that could possibly arise from implementing a harmonized international accounting standard.

Apart from that, national standards-setters have to weigh carefully the feelings and environment prevailing in their own countries.

Further, the EU member states have the right to make some necessary adjustments before putting the standards into their national legislation[5]. However, variations in accounting practices hampers harmonization.

This gives the users of the financial statements confidence that the reports present true and fair view of the performance and position of the company.Feb 01,  · Maintaining those significant increases in trade and capital from emerging economies, and alleviating poverty in those nations as a result, is a major aim of the World Bank, and it sees the accounting framework developed by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation as playing an important role in its program.

International differences in economic, political, legal, religious and social characteristics also affect globalisation approaches and, in turn, influence national accounting standard-setting agendas. The book explores why countries relinquish their existing national accounting standard-setting regimes to join the global movement.

Read this article on Questia. IN BRIEF. The Convergence of International Auditing Standards. The explosive growth of investing and raising capital in the global markets has put new emphasis on the development of international accounting, auditing, and ethical standards.

Developments in the International Harmonization of Accounting. Edited by Christopher W. Nobes. in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing. Abstract: The measurement of harmonization became a well-established area of academic research from the late s, and the discerning selection of papers in this volume reveal a continuing interest in the topic by a large number of hildebrandsguld.com by: 2.

Jun 03,  · INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING HARMONIZATION Preliminary “Harmonization” is a process for improving the compatibility (suitability) accounting practices by setting limits on how large-prkatik practices may vary. Harmonization of standards will be free of conflicts of logic and can improve the comparability (comparability) of financial information from different countries.

The Need For Harmonization Accounting Essay Introduction. This report will provide a brief history and background on the process of harmonization in the European Union with regards to the 2 methods it employed: Directives and IFRS adoption.