Title

Should The SEC Adopt International Financial Reporting Standards?

Document Type

Article

Department or Administrative Unit

Accounting

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

In 2002, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) formally began a process to converge Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). By the end of 2011, the SEC will likely decide on whether to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards as the financial reporting system for U.S. public companies, continue with the convergence project, or reject IFRS altogether. This paper examines the benefits and drawbacks of each option and formulates a recommendation as to which option is in the best interest of U.S. investors.

Journal

Review of Business Information Systems

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS