The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) set out to complete their ambitious goal of convergence before the year of 2015. The author provides an outline of these efforts, emphasizing the importance and ramifications of International Accounting Standards (IAS) as a means to globally improve quality and clarity of financial reporting across financial sectors. An extensive review of pertinent literature is given, visualizing the two-pronged approach of converging global accounting standards while continuing to improve the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). As no significant agreement has been implemented since 2008, the main areas of interest to this date remain income tax, revenue recognition, leases, and financial instruments. The present work puts in perspective the roadmap by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), whilst assigning pivotal roles in the harmonization process to Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs). The author offers a conceptual framework and strategies for the successful completion of the convergence project, adding special emphasis on business mergers and taking a strong position on the active involvement of major players and stakeholders.
Dr. Gaberella Green earned her Doctor of Business Administration degree in Management and Accounting. She was first in her class for her field of study with a GPA of 4.0. She holds 36 Graduate credits in Accounting and 18 Graduate credits in Management. Her Dissertation focuses on women studies as Women Who Knocked Holes Through The Glass Ceiling: A Phenomenological Study. Her study offers conclusive findings and is a prime scholarly source. The author has several published works in her ...