Date of Completion

Spring 5-9-2010

Thesis Advisor(s)

Alfred Liu

Honors Major



Accounting | Business


This paper examines the differences between the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The areas closely examined are the differences inrevenue recognition and reporting of intangibles. By investigating the differences in the two sets of standards I put into context the changes that would be necessary for domestic companies adopting the IFRS. The differences between these two standards are important because the implementation of IFRS into the U.S. is a current issue for domestic companies. It is important to note how the new standards will affect different companies in different ways. Depending on the size and industry, some companies will have a harder time transitioning to the new standards.

However, once these companies make the transition to IFRS they will have better recognition and reporting of revenues and intangibles.

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