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IFRS Program

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the underlying concepts and principles of IFRS
  • Identify the required format and content of a complete set of financial statements,
    including required footnote disclosures
  • Identify the presentation and disclosure requirements of a statement of cash flows,
    including the proper classification of operating, financing, and investing activities
  • Indicate and apply the requirements of new standards on revenue recognition (IFRS 15) and leases (IFRS 16)
  • Identify the classification, recognition, measurement, and disclosure of common financial statement assets and liabilities
  • Identify and account for an impairment loss with respect to a nonfinancial asset
  • Recall required disclosures for related parties and events after the reporting period
  • Recognize the accounting treatment applied to share-based payments and employee benefits
  • Recall accounting requirements for business combinations, joint arrangements, and investments in associates
  • Identify and calculate tax amounts to be recognized in the financial statements
  • Recall the accounting requirements applicable to entities that transact in or keep accounting records in foreign currency
  • Indicate how to measure fair value when required by IFRS standards

Course Details:

Compete effectively in today's global business environment.

Progress toward a set of global accounting standards is no longer a goal of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)—it is a reality, as many of the world's largest capital markets require or permit the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Over 125 countries require publicly traded companies to apply IFRS, while many other jurisdictions permit the use of IFRS in some circumstances.


Why is IFRS relevant in the U.S., and to your work?

Many multinationals corporations are headquartered across the U.S., so you could easily find yourself with a client subject to IFRS requirements, either for itself or a non-U.S. subsidiary. You might increasingly find yourself structuring deals and transactions with IFRS counterparties, including vendors and customers. Understanding the implications of structuring these transactions and reporting on them using IFRS will require you to have more than a passing knowledge of these standards. As both FASB and IASB continue their standard-setting agendas, you'll need to assess proposals and be concerned about divergence that could affect your financial reporting or audit responsibilities going forward.

Program Completion

You have twelve (12) months from the date of purchase to complete the entire program.

As of January 1, 2018, those who successfully complete this program will receive a digital badge to showcase their new skills on their online professional social networks. Given the regular issuance of new accounting standards by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), this badge expires 2 years from the date of issuance. If you complete the IFRS Certificate: Digital Badge Update Course before your badge expires, or within 3 months of your badge expiring, your badge will remain active for another 2 years.