Need for Harmonization of International Accounting Standard
(Berton 2000) Harmonization of accounting standards has been worked on for 26 years by IASC now know as the IASB, it has representatives from 140 countries and the research shows that a large number of companies are complying with International Accounting Standards (IAS) issued by the IASB. (Roberts, Weetman and Gordon 2002) The European Union Commission has also declared that all the EU listed companies will use IAS for consolidating their accounts from 2005, but it still has a long way to go. There are a number of barriers and hurdles discussed earlier in the essay that the IASB needs to overcome in order to bring about the harmonization of international accounting standards. (Dunn 2002) In order to ensure the uniform application of accounting standards across cultural and political boundaries IASB needs to ensure that there are strong audit practices in order to bring about the integrity of the standards.
USA is also heavily involved in developing international accounting standards with IASB. …
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