Reading 23 Financial Reporting Standards (Layout)
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The reading is organized as follows:
Section 2 of this reading discusses the objective of financial statements and the importance of financial reporting standards in security analysis and valuation.
Section 3 describes the roles of financial reporting standard-setting bodies and regulatory authorities and several of the financial reporting standard-setting bodies and regulatory authorities.
Section 4 describes the trend toward and barriers to convergence of global financial reporting standards.
Section 5 describes the IFRS framework and general requirements for financial statements.
Section 6 discusses the characteristics of an effective financial reporting framework along with some of the barriers to a single coherent framework.
Section 7 illustrates some of the specific differences between IFRS and US GAAP.
Section 8 discusses the importance of monitoring developments in financial reporting standards.