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The Case for the Use of International Financial Reporting Standards in New Zealand: a Briefing Paper Prepared on Behalf of the New Zealand Securities Commission

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dc.contributor.author Dunstan, Keitha
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-06T23:54:54Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-06T23:54:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2003
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10063/238
dc.description.abstract The objective of this paper is to examine the issues pertinent to the consideration of the proposal made by the Accounting Standards Review Board (ASRB) that New Zealand adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). The purpose of this examination is to provide input to the New Zealand Securities Commission (the Commission) to assist them in their deliberations on making recommendations on the future development of the financial reporting infrastructure for New Zealand’s securities markets. Similar to securities regulators across the world, the Commission has an interest in promoting a strong securities market where the financial reporting framework and its supportive infrastructure results in high quality, transparent and comparable financial reports. There are four identifiable components of the infrastructure that drive the quality of financial reporting in New Zealand. 1) Financial reporting standards; 2) Corporate governance; 3) External audit; 4) Enforcement. The scope of this paper is limited to an assessment of the first of these components financial reporting standards; with an emphasis on an analysis of the consequences of any decision to adopt IFRS in New Zealand. The paper provides a framework for assessing the viability of the IASB reporting framework as an acceptable standard-setting regime for New Zealand that is based on: 1) The quality of IFRS standards; 2) The quality of the IASB standard-setting process; 3) The extent of international acceptance of IFRS. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries No. 11 en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper en_NZ
dc.subject Financial reporting en_NZ
dc.subject International standards en_NZ
dc.subject Reporting frameworks en_NZ
dc.title The Case for the Use of International Financial Reporting Standards in New Zealand: a Briefing Paper Prepared on Behalf of the New Zealand Securities Commission en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Accounting and Commercial Law en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Centre for Accounting, Governance and Taxation Research en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 360202 Public Administration en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 350100 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Working or Occasional Paper en_NZ


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