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COSMOS Accountancy Chronicle

COSMOS Accountancy Chronicle publishes announcements of upcoming conferences, and links to the major academic and professional accounting organizations of the world. To submit materials to Cosmos, send an email attachment to lkidwell@uwyo.edu.

Vol. 27 No. 1

CIMA Launches new Topic Specific Funding Initiative

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants has launched a new Topic Specific Funding Initiative. Funding is available from £5,000 to £40,000 and is being offered for projects which explore issues in the field of management accounting within one of the three following topics: Stewartship & Trust, Costing, and Analytics

More information can be found in the following flyers:

The closing date for applications is August 31, 2016.

Presentations and Reports

These slides presented at an IFRS Plenary Workshop during the African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) Conference covers a wide range of topics such as: Framework-based IFRS approaches, fair value and other measurement issues, and root causes of financial reporting anomalies.

This paper focuses on a long-standing challenge for standard setters: what kind of standards should they write? How specific and prescriptive should standards be? How should cost considerations influence requirements? How should standard setters balance comparability with effective communication of an entity’s strategy and business model? What are reasonable expectations for the use of judgement? And what is the interaction of the types of standards with the training – both skills and subject matter knowledge – of accountants? These issues are explored using examples from recent IASB standard setting, primarily the IASB’s new revenue standard. The author concludes that there is no single answer.

IAAER Sponsored Conferences

October 20-21, 2016: MODAV Accounting Conference
Izmir, Turkey

After consultation and discussion among the IAAER Executive Committee, we have concluded that the IAAER should withdraw from joint sponsorship of the Accounting Conference scheduled for October 20-21, 2016 in Izmir, Turkey.  IAAER will continue to collaborate with the Accounting Conference organizing committee through its involvement on the scientific committee and by promoting the conference and providing support in preparing the conference program.  We have discussed this decision with our colleagues in Turkey; while they regret the decision, we think they also understand it. The conference itself will be held as scheduled.  IAAER members are of course welcome to register for and attend the conference, which will be sponsored by MODAV with IAAER as a collaborating organization.

Drakensberg, South Africa

Save the date for the IAAER and South African Accounting Association accounting conference.

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