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IFRS & Global Reporting

International Financial Reporting Standards is widely used in professional world nowadays.

IFRS is known as a well designed language which is used for business dealing. So across the international levels, the Accounts Outsourcing can be easy to understand by anyone. International accounting standards are the source through which the shareholding and trading can be increased at international levels especially for those companies who are dealing with the foreign countries. They are gradually replacing many different national level accounting standards. It is easy for the accountant to maintain the books by using these generally accepted accounting standards.

“Conversion is more valuable than a technical issue in Accounting.”

It applies when the balance sheet and profitability statements are prepared in the company. IFRS has already been applied to more than 100 countries and it might spread all over the world soon.

There are different methods of calculating profits and hence to remove this inconsistency in accounting areas, countries all over the world are making uniform standards which are used in Accounting in each and every nation. Designing of IFRS involves enough time, efforts as well as money.

However there are many benefits to society by IFRS in terms of transparency, accountability and compatibility.IFRS is going be a benchmark for reporting in coming days and all the countries are expected to move to IFRS in coming days.

Evolution of New Global Business and Standardisation of Reporting

With Ongoing evolution of new technology and standardisation of the business practices the business across the globe are moving across various destinations.Moving across different nationalities helps business to arbitrage on the cost opportunities as well as get skilled pool of manpower.Hence now the game is changing from long term unsatisfied business relations to more dynamic and satisfied business relations.

Where the client asks for constant improvement in the present process and keeps on analysing different opportunities and constantly improving the present process.The game is going to be more exciting in coming years due to adoption of standardised accounting noems like IFRS and XBRL.There is a constant urge for standardisation of business practices as well as reporting for more transperancy and comparability.

Almost 90 countries have signed for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and still many countries have it on their cards.Many developing countries are joining the league and following IFRS.XBRL is developing fast as business reporting language.It standardises the reporting of various entities to ensure that every entity reports on one platform.

US securities Exchange and U.K’s HM Revenue & Customs already require the reporting on XBRL format. India has also adopted XBRL for financial reporting to ministry of corporate Affairs.Standardisation of reporting helps local talent to come to the global markets and work at an international level.This would inturn help in cross country funding of capital with increased transperancy.

Transition period might be a challenge for the business entities as well as regulators. Considerable amount of resources needs to be invested in people in order to transform from old systems to new ones.However the benefits of the change are much more relevant in long term and can prove to be worthy of investments.However free movement of information is a prerequisite for achieving this goals in a short term.

Various laws like PIPEDA legistation of Canda and EU data protection Act are preventing free movement of information across the globe.But that cannot be sustained for a long time and these challenges are to be overcomed in long term.The urge of business enterpreneurs to be more cost efficient would ultimately push towards free movement of information across globe.

As noted economist C.K Prahalad rightly said: now it is a vague question “will there be globalisation?” the  question to this should be ” How arbitrage on the benefits of Globalisation?”A decade would make world a global village with equal opportunies for every nation and every individual. The competition would be fierce in the near future and

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