Crash Course on Basics of Accounting Standards – Learn why accounting standards are required for financial reporting.
Accounting standards are necessary so that financial statements are meaningful across a wide variety of businesses; otherwise, the accounting rules of different companies would make comparative analysis almost impossible.
Accounting Standards reduces the scope for creative accounting. The creative accounting refers to twisting of accounting policies to produce financial statements favourable to a particular interest group.
Accounting Standards aim at improving the quality of financial reporting by promoting comparability, consistency and transparency, in the interests of users of financial statements.
With the emergence of trans-national corporations in search of money, not only for growth but also to sustain activities has necessitated raising of capital from all parts of the world. Hence, countries across the world are going towards single set of accounting standards in the interest of public. Global standards will facilitate cross border flow of money, global listing and comparability of financial statements.
This course may use technical terms related with accounting. Hence, the learner must have basic knowledge of accounting and financial statements.
This course is structured in self paced learning style.
Take this course to understand the basics of accounting standards.