Familiarize yourself with the IASB project, including information on the history and background of the project and its status.

Please note that the project is  IBOR Reform and its Effects on Financial Reporting—Phase 2.

https://www.ifrs.org/projects/work-plan/ibor-reform-and-its-effects-on-financial-reporting-phase-2/

In a five- to seven-page report, you should describe the project, its history (briefly), and the project’s status. The final section of your report should describe the implications of the project’s adoption. For example, a report might discuss a project that would result in accelerating the recognition of certain expenses and require additional disclosures.  Submit research tracker to date in the assignment folder week 4, and again with the final report. The final report will include an annotated bibliography.

Specifically:

  • Familiarize yourself with the IASB project, including information on the history and background of the project and its status.
  • Using resources at www.ifrs.org and www.fasb.org (including free access to U.S. GAAP codification if you register at the Web site as explained), identify the relevant international, GAAP and current standards involved. Discuss the proposed change (i.e., what will be different?) and the reasons for the change if related to IASB.
  • Using at least three different databases in the UMUC library, find at least five sources of information on this IASB US GAAP report. As you conduct research, identify an actual case that may have provided the impetus for this proposed change, or that would have been influenced by the proposed change. At least two sources should be from scholarly or professional journals. Document your research progress in the research log. You will find a research log template (sample research tracker) posted in Course Content. You should explore UMUC Library resources as well as the resources of major accounting firms and organizations.

·         Consider SEC comments in place on changes to use of IFRS. How prevalent is IFRS in SEC reporting? How will this affect reporting requirements? Provide examples in context.

·         Frequently the large Accounting Firms have extensive analyses of IFRS and FASB topics. It is strongly recommended to become familiar with these websites.  Occasionally they will also offer free webinars on IFRS and FASB topics.

  • Prepare an annotated bibliography. See Course Content for more information and a sample annotated bibliography.
  • Identify stakeholders and the impact of the proposed change on each of the stakeholders (comment letters may provide good insight).

Deliverables

Write a five- to seven-page report (APA format, single spaced, standard paper size, one-inch margins, and 12-pointfont) presenting the results of your work. Submit your report, research log, and annotated bibliography by the due date, or as otherwise instructed.  Cover pages, abstract/ executive summary, table of content if you chose to include or bibliography / reference lists do not count toward page count.

Your topic and research plan must be approved in advance by your professor in the discussion for IASB FASB report.  The topic should not be a repeat of your prior work and passages of quoted material will not be in included in page count.  Small charts that you create will be included in page count.

Format

Submit your report and annotated bibliography as a Word document. The research tracker, submitted in week 4, and with final report. May be in either Word or Excel.

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