Thursday, 28 May 2009

The Globalisation of Accounting Branches & its Implications

Date: 02/06/2009
Venue: JETRO, MidCity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6AL
Fee: £12 for members & those introduced by JETRO & UKTI, £18 for all others

Sir David Tweedie, the Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, will talk about his organisation, its role in the globalisation of accounting standards and on how this will affect the corporate governance of the future. This subject is very topical and of great importance and relevance to all members of any nationality.
The International Accounting Standards Board’s mission is to develop, in the public interest, a single set of high quality reporting standards for general purpose financial statements. With current talk of the need for a stronger regulatory regime for companies, globally understood and based on standardised accounting and reporting requirements, this topic is highly relevant. Sir David has been developing such standards working with colleagues in Britain, Japan and other countries and some progress has been made - but he is likely to tell us that there is a long way to go. Sir David Tweedie qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1972 and was, for five years, a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. His subsequent academic and accounting career includes periods at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and KPMG; he became the first Chairman of the UK Accounting Standards Board in 1990, remaining until 2000. He was knighted in 1994 and is a visiting professor at three universities.

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