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  • IFRS is a designation that treasures your potential

    The AICPA’s IFRS Certificate Program will help build the knowledge you need in International Financial Reporting Standards for success in today’s global business world. Like you, we believe those who understand and can apply IFRS will enjoy expanded career opportunities as the momentum to either permit or require IFRS spreads around the world.
    Developed with input from subject matter experts from across the globe, the program is designed to provide CPAs and accounting professionals with the training, knowledge and practical guidance needed to use IFRS.

    IFRS’s Importance

    With more than 120 countries that either requires or permit the use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), now is the time for you to demonstrate competency in IFRS so your expertise is borderless.
    Today IFRSs can look forward to:

      • Esteem from employers
      • Recognition
      • Great pay and benefits
      • Career opportunities, stability and more promotions
      • A bright future
      • Membership in a professional network of over 44,000 IFRSs
      • The chance to add value to their team


    Since the IFRS is a highly respected professional designation, it sets you above the competition in the sphere of finance


    Benefits of the CFA Program

    The IFRS Certificate Program is designed to provide CPAs and accounting professionals with a complete solution offering the basic training, knowledge, and practical guidance in international accounting standards that are necessary in today’s global business environment.

    • Obtain the necessary proficiency in complex International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) areas including financial instruments and business combinations. Acquire a broad overview of key IFRS definitions and concepts
    • Apply the fundamental principles of IFRS across a range of accounting topics
    • Understand the accounting impact of the latest standards and amendments issued by the IASB

  • Financial Standards Real World Relevance

    Take a closer look at the content the IFRS covers. With such rich material and pertinent topics, the IFRS really symbolizes the height of financial standards.
    Courses included in the program are as follows:

    • IFRS: Business Combinations (IFRS 3)
    • IFRS: Consolidations & Presentation of Non-controlling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements (IFRS 10 & IAS 27)
    • IFRS: Earnings Per Share (IAS 33)
    • IFRS: Fair Value Measurement (IFRS 13)
    • IFRS: Financial Statements, Interim Reporting, and Cash Flows
    • (IAS 1, IAS 34, and IAS 7)
    • IFRS: Financial System Considerations in IFRS
    • IFRS: The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates
    • IFRS: Impairment of Non-Financial Assets (IAS 36)
    • IFRS: Income Taxes (IAS 12)
    • IFRS: Intangible Assets (IAS 38)
    • IFRS: Inventories (IAS 2)
    • IFRS: Investment Property (IAS 40)
    • IFRS: Investments in Associates and Joint Arrangements (IAS 28 and IFRS 11)
    • IFRS: Financial Instruments (IFRS 9, IAS 39, IAS 32, and IFRS 7)
    • IFRS: Leases (IAS 17)
    • IFRS: Liabilities, Provisions and Contingencies (IAS 37)
    • IFRS 5: Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations
    • IFRS: Policies, Changes, Errors; Events After Reporting Date; Related Parties
    • (IAS 8, 10, and 24)
    • IFRS: Property, Plant & Equipment & Borrowing Costs (IAS 16, IAS 23)
    • IFRS: Revenue Recognition (IAS 18 and IAS 11)
    • IFRS: Segment Reporting (IFRS 8)
    • IFRS: Share-based Payments and Employee Benefits, non-pension
    • (IFRS 2 and IAS 19)
    • IFRS: Tax Considerations Beyond IAS 12
    • IFRS Governance and Conceptual Framework
    • IFRS: The Starting Point (IFRS 1)

  • Important Information

    • The courses in the IFRS Certificate program will be classified as Accounting for purposes of granting CPE credits. As with other AICPA courses that are approved for other certifications, we fully expect the IFRS Certificate courses will satisfy those requirements. To be certain, please check with the organization that issues your CMA, CIA or other certifications.

    • This varies from individual to individual and is completely dependent upon the time the participant allocates to completing the coursework. We currently plan that a commitment of approximately 41.5 hours typically will be required for most individuals to successfully complete the program.

    • Neither the IFRS Certificate nor the IFRS Award is a professional credential or license.  It is evidence of successful completion of a required course curriculum as of a point in time.  As a result, it has no period for which it is deemed “active” or in-force.

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