IFRS: A One-Day Comparison with US GAAP Self-Study Webinar (11 Hours)


As more US companies enter into arrangements with their global counterparts, a basic understanding of IFRS has become increasingly important. This self-study webinar will highlight the key differences between US GAAP and IFRS and allow you to:

  • Analyze financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS of foreign competitors, customers, subsidiaries, potential joint venture and alliance partners
  • Identify completed and proposed convergence between the IASB and FASB
  • Understand the scope and transitional issues of IFRS adoption



To provide accountants with a clear understanding of IFRS and the know-how to analyze financial statements prepared in accordance with them. You'll review the important differences between US GAAP and IFRS. You'll also learn how to monitor international convergence progress and how to assess the current effects of IFRS on your company.

  • Review IFRS and Interpretations and comparison to US GAAP
  • IFRS 1: illustrative examples, key exemptions and elections
  • Differences in presentation for:
    – Balance sheets
    – Income statements
    – Statements of changes in shareholders' equity
    – Statements of comprehensive income
    – Statements of cash flows
  • Accounting requirements and choices: IFRS vs. US GAAP
  • Effects of IFRS on:
    – Revenue recognition
    – Financial instruments
    – Recognition of liabilities
    – Deferral of development costs
    – Fixed asset componentization
  • Review illustrative footnote disclosures for similarities and differences
  • Update FASB convergence efforts
  • Ways to standardize reporting

• Identify the role of IFRS for SMEs

• Recognize the adoption issues associated with the conversion of US GAAP to IFRS

• Identify the specific US GAAP vs IFRS differences in the accounting for or presentation of the following topics:
   Bank overdrafts
Financial assets
   Impairment losses on equity securities
   Component depreciation
   Long-lived assets
   Employee benefits
   Distinguishing liabilities from equity
   Revenue recognition  scope issues
   Revenue recognition  collectability threshold
   Revenue recognition  IP renewals or extensions
   Revenue recognition  non-cash consideration
   Retirement benefits
   Stock compensation
   Income taxes on intercompany profits
   Comparative financial statements
   Interim financial statements
   FV measurements
   Interest expense
   Leases – scope issues
   Leases – definition of a lease contract
   Leases – practical expedients


Basic knowledge of financial accounting and reporting.


No advance preparation required.

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