AICPA to offer IFRS training

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has teamed up with IASeminars, a leading global provider of training courses on International Financial Reporting Standards, to offer CPAs and other financial professionals a comprehensive range of IFRS training solutions.

"It is becoming increasingly clear that CPAs in the U.S. will need to understand and learn how to apply international accounting standards over the next few years," said Arleen Thomas, AICPA senior vice president for member competency and development. "The AICPA is providing our members with access to the best information and training available in the world."

"We are proud to be working with the AICPA to provide CPAs and other professionals with the optimal solution to their worldwide IFRS training requirements," said IASeminars CEO Marc Gardiner. "The experience we gained when Europe adopted IFRS in 2005 will be invaluable to those approaching the subject for the first time."

The new partnership adds to the AICPA's "Elite Values" portfolio of member benefits managed by CPA2Biz, the AICPA's marketing and technology subsidiary.

IASeminars offers a comprehensive catalogue of more than 100 international accounting courses available in 30 cities around the world including U.S. locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Seattle. Some of the more popular IASeminars courses include:

  • IFRS Overview with US GAAP Comparison (3-day course) - A step-by-step overview of the technical issues involved in applying IFRS, and the critical differences between IFRS and US GAAP.

  • ,b>IFRS Immersion (4-day course) - Provides a detailed guide through the technical issues involved in producing IFRS financial statements.

  • Comparison of US GAAP with IFRS (2-day course) - Provides an in-depth review and illustration of the critical differences between US GAAP and IFRS.

    "The AICPA is very pleased to be able to partner with IASeminars, which is already providing high-quality training courses internationally and in the U.S. This arrangement gives us a big head start," Thomas said.

    AICPA Members can save 10 percent on all IASeminars course offerings by using promotion code "AICPA10" when registering via ,b>IASeminars Web site.

    International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are set by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London, the international equivalent of the FASB in Norwalk, CN. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants announced the introduction on May 15 of a new Web site developed in partnership with CPA2Biz to help members and other financial professionals learn about and stay informed on IFRS.

    About IASeminars

    IASeminars is an independent providers of international accounting seminars. With offices in London & Washington, DC, it offers several hundred public courses each year on six continents. IASeminars attract thousands of senior delegates from around the world who are taught by an international faculty of expert instructors.

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