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What are they & what do they mean to US companies?
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What is IFRS?

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of accounting standards developed by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) that is becoming the global standard for the preparation of public company financial statements.

What is the IASB?

The IASB is an independent accounting standard-setting body, based in London. It consists of 15 members, increasing from multiple countries, including the United States. The IASB began operations in 2001 when it succeeded the International Accounting Standards Committee. It is funded by contributions from major accounting firms, private financial institutions and industrial companies, central and development banks, national funding regimes, and other international and professional organizations throughout the world. While the AICPA was a founding member of the International Accounting Standards Committee, the IASB's predecessor organization, it is not affiliated with the IASB.

Source : http://www.ifrs.com/ifrs_faqs.html#q1
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Still (As of December 2012) US has not adopted IFRS
by Level 5 Member (11.6k points)