IFRS

Global Accounting Profession: Status Report and Recent Developments

Course Overview
This course is designed to provide an overview of the global accounting profession with a particular focus on recent developments impacting the profession. This course also identifies the organizations that play key roles in the profession and discusses the past and current state of convergence efforts. Finally, the course describes several challenges and controversies facing the global accounting profession.



Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

  • Identify the organizations that play key roles in the global accounting profession.
  • Differentiate between the various rule-making and national regulatory agencies of the accounting profession.
  • Recognize the various benefits, challenges, and criticisms of the international accounting rules convergence.
  • Identify several of the challenges and controversies facing the global accounting profession.
  • Recognize several of the Enron-like scandals that have affected other countries.

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    None

    Speaker / Author:

    Michael Chris Knapp
    Mich'l Chris Knapp: McLaughlin Chair in Business Ethics and Professor of Accounting, University of Oklahoma. Professor Knapp teaches principally auditing and financial accounting courses in the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. He has won numerous teaching awards including the Merrick Foundation Teaching Award, the Bruce Magoon Master Teacher Award, and the Delta Sigma Pi Professor of the Year. In 1999, he was named the Outstanding Oklahoma Accounting Educator by the Oklahoma Society of CPAs. Knapp's research interests involve a wide range of policy issues related to the professional practice of public accounting and behavioral issues stemming from the auditor-client relationship. His research has appeared in The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Organizations & Society, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and the Journal of Accountancy. He has also published commentaries for and/or been quoted in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the Dallas Times Herald, and numerous other metropolitan newspapers. The eighth edition of his auditing casebook, Contemporary Auditing, Issues and Cases, was recently released by South-Western/Cengage. That textbook has been adopted by hundreds of universities in the United States and abroad.

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Sound card with speakers/headphones
    • Windows or Mac OS

    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $49.90

    Details

    Course Code : 99KNA13

    Length : 1hr 40min
    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : Self-Study
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Accounting

    Theme : IFRS

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