Steps to implementing the new international financial reporting standards

Written By Steps To Faculty Published August 13th, 2010

Change has come to your business, especially the way you report your financial statements. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the International Accounting Standards Board, and the Financial Accounting Standards Board have made recent changes to the way public and some private companies must adhere to financial reporting standards. As a rememdy to the recent financial meltdown, these supervisory bodies are now setting forth an international financial reporting standard that all companies must follow and abide by on an annual basis. If the existing financial reporting systems at corporations are not at the required level that is established and will go into effect in January 2011, then there are penalties. This may affect your business. Take a look.

Step 1 Visit the IASB and FASB

Visit the IASB.org and the FASB.org to get up to date information about the international convergence. The plan is complete, but actual compliance rules are still being set since the recent credit crisis has sidetracked the G-20 regulations and planning horizon.

Step 2 Visit your local state finance and budget office

To be compliant with these new standards, you need to seek approval from your local state finance and budget office to be considered. There is usually no resistance since the majority of the regulations are still governed by the SEC.

Step 3 Get XBRL GL

The new financial reporting software standard is called Extensionible Markup Language General Ledger or XBRL GL. This software is compliant with the new international financial reporting standards. In addition, this software helps your business streamline operations by using decision support analysis to keep your business rubnning as one continuous process and helps you determine what waste to eliminate.

Step 4 Hire knowledgeable staff

You may also consider either outsourcing this task or hiring a specialist who understands this new financial reporting rule to help guide your business and keep your financial reporting on track.

Step 5 Perform continuous scope management

Continuously examine the impact that these new standards will have on your finances to ensure full compliance. YOu already may be aware that any discrepancy in financial reporting can lead to serious violations and charges.

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