Comparative International Accounting, 14th Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Christopher Nobes / Robert B Parker  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
14
Language
English
Total pages
640
Pub.-date
March 2020
ISBN13
9781292296463
ISBN
1292296461
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Description

For undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in comparative and international aspects of financial reporting.

 

 

Learn the foundational concepts of international financial reporting

 

Comparative International Accounting, 14th Edition, by Nobes and Parker explores the conceptual and contextual foundations of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), contrasting them with US generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP). It also examines international differences in IFRS practices and the accounting differences that remain between countries such as China, France, Germany and Japan. Particular attention is paid to the key issues of political lobbying, harmonisation, and the special accounting problems of multinational companies. This book is thoroughly updated for the many changes in accounting and the relevant research published since the 13th edition.

 

 

Pearson, the world’s learning company.

New to this Edition

This new edition is thoroughly updated for the many changes in accounting and the relevant research published since the 13th edition. Among other things, this includes material on:

  • Added discussion on international differences in public sector accounting.
  • Complete refresh of IFRS content coverage.
  • Detailed explanation of lease accounting under IFRS 16, and the differences between that and accounting under US GAAP and other national systems.
  • Updated online resources, including an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors.

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

 

Part I SETTING THE SCENE

1 Introduction

2 Causes and examples of international differences

3 International classification of financial reporting

4 Introduction to international harmonisation

 

Part II FINANCIAL REPORTING BY LISTED GROUPS USING

IFRS OR US GAAP

5 The background to financial reporting by listed groups

6 IFRS in context: concepts, presentation and revenue

7 IFRS in context: assets and liabilities

8 IFRS in context: group accounting

9 Different versions of IFRS practice

10 Financial reporting in the United States

11 Political lobbying on accounting standards: US, UK

and international experience

 

Part III CHINA AND JAPAN

12 Financial reporting in China and Japan

 

Part IV FINANCIAL REPORTING BY INDIVIDUAL COMPANIES

13 The context of financial reporting by individual companies

14 Harmonisation and transition in Europe

15 Making accounting rules for unlisted business enterprises in Europe

16 Accounting rules and practices of individual companies in Europe

 

Part V SPECIAL ISSUES IN REPORTING BY MNEs

17 Foreign currency translation

18 Segment reporting

 

Part VI MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT

19 International auditing

20 Enforcement of financial reporting standards

 

APPENDICES

A. Synoptic table of accounting differences in eight GAAPs,

B. Glossary of abbreviations

C. Suggested outline answers to some of the end-of-chapter questions

 

Author index

Subject index

 

Back Cover

Learn the foundational concepts of international financial reporting

 

Comparative International Accounting, 14th Edition, by Nobes and Parker explores the conceptual and contextual foundations of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), contrasting them with US generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP). It also examines international differences in IFRS practices and the accounting differences that remain between countries such as China, France, Germany and Japan. Particular attention is paid to the key issues of political lobbying, harmonisation, and the special accounting problems of multinational companies. Ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in comparative and international aspects of financial reporting, this book is thoroughly updated for the many changes in accounting and the relevant research published since the 13th edition.

 

New to this edition:

  • Added discussion on international differences in public sector accounting.

  • Complete refresh of IFRS content coverage.

  • Detailed explanation of lease accounting under IFRS 16, and the differences between that and accounting under US GAAP and other national systems.

  • Updated online resources, including an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint slides for instructors.

 

Christopher Nobes is Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway (University of London) and at the University of Sydney. He was a representative on the board of International Accounting Standards Committee from 1993 to 2001.

 

Robert Parker was formerly Professor of Accounting at the University of Exeter and professorial fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He died shortly after the 13th edition was published in 2016.

 

Both authors have been recipients of the ‘Outstanding International Accounting Educator’ award by the American Accounting Association and the ‘Distinguished Academic Award’ by the British Accounting and Finance Association.

 

 

Pearson, the world’s learning company.

Author

Christopher Nobes is Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway (University of London) and at the University of Sydney. He was a representative on the board of International Accounting Standards Committee from 1993 to 2001.

 

Robert Parker was formerly Professor of Accounting at the University of Exeter and professorial fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He died shortly after the 13th edition was published in 2016.

 

Both authors have been recipients of the ‘Outstanding International Accounting Educator’ award by the American Accounting Association and the ‘Distinguished Academic Award’ by the British Accounting and Finance Association.