Sandy Peters, CFA, is head of financial reporting policy and serves as spokesperson for CFA Institute to key financial reporting standard setters including the IASB, FASB, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. She holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.
After my first meeting as a member of the International Financial Reporting Standards Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) in July, it was apparent to me that the activities and decisions of the IFRS IC are more relevant to investors than they might anticipate.
The U.S. SEC recent issued its long-awaited “Final Report on the 2010 Work Plan for the Consideration of Incorporating International Financial Reporting Standards into the Financial Reporting System for U.S. Issuers.” CFA Institute provides insights and raises important questions for investors to consider.
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, we saw protests against the use of fair value to measure financial instruments as well as complaints regarding how fair value measurements were derived. Sandra Peters, CFA, examines how regulators are responding to concerns.
Did Bank of America have a profit or loss in 2011? Finding the answer requires digging into the company’s financial reports. While the net income stares you down on the face of the income statement, the loss hides behind a curtain known as “comprehensive income.” But that is about to change.
Marking its second decade in operation, the IFRS Foundation — the oversight body of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) — is soliciting input on its future strategy as part of a review covering its mission, governance, standard-setting process,… READ MORE ›
As part of the decade-long convergence debate, the.SEC recently offered a hybrid approach as a possible method of incorporating IFRS into the U.S. financial reporting regime.
This approach, colloquially referred to as “condorsement” (as… READ MORE ›
CFA Institute along with its advisory committee, the Corporate Disclosure Policy Council (CDPC), recently held its annual meeting with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
The meeting was… READ MORE ›
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