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Comparative International Accounting, 14th Edition

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Comparative International Accounting, 14th Edition

By Christopher Nobes, Robert B. Parker
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Author
Christopher Nobes
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Edition
14th
ISBN
9781292296463
Published Date
08/04/2020
Pages
650
For undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in comparative and international aspects of financial reporting.

Learn the foundational concepts of international financial reporting

Comparative International Accounting, 14th Edition, by Nobes and Parker explores the conceptual and contextual foundations of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), contrasting them with US generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP). It also examines international differences in IFRS practices and the accounting differences that remain between countries such as China, France, Germany and Japan. Particular attention is paid to the key issues of political lobbying, harmonisation, and the special accounting problems of multinational companies. This book is thoroughly updated for the many changes in accounting and the relevant research published since the 13th edition.
Features
This new edition is thoroughly updated for the many changes in accounting and the relevant research published since the 13th edition. Among other things, this includes material on:
  • Added discussion on international differences in public sector accounting.
  • Complete refresh of IFRS content coverage.
  • Detailed explanation of lease accounting under IFRS 16, and the differences between that and accounting under US GAAP and other national systems.
Table of contents
  • Part I SETTING THE SCENE
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Causes and examples of international differences
  • 3 International classification of financial reporting
  • 4 Introduction to international harmonisation
  • Part II FINANCIAL REPORTING BY LISTED GROUPS USING IFRS OR US GAAP
  • 5 The background to financial reporting by listed groups
  • 6 IFRS in context: concepts, presentation and revenue
  • 7 IFRS in context: assets and liabilities
  • 8 IFRS in context: group accounting
  • 9 Different versions of IFRS practice
  • 10 Financial reporting in the United States
  • 11 Political lobbying on accounting standards: US, UK and international experience
  • Part III CHINA AND JAPAN
  • 12 Financial reporting in China and Japan
  • Part IV FINANCIAL REPORTING BY INDIVIDUAL COMPANIES
  • 13 The context of financial reporting by individual companies
  • 14 Harmonisation and transition in Europe
  • 15 Making accounting rules for unlisted business enterprises in Europe
  • 16 Accounting rules and practices of individual companies in Europe
  • Part V SPECIAL ISSUES IN REPORTING BY MNEs
  • 17 Foreign currency translation
  • 18 Segment reporting
  • Part VI MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT
  • 19 International auditing
  • 20 Enforcement of financial reporting standards
  • APPENDICES
  • A. Synoptic table of accounting differences in eight GAAPs,
  • B. Glossary of abbreviations
  • C. Suggested outline answers to some of the end-of-chapter questions
  • Author index
  • Subject index