Author: Radcliffe, Vaughan
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Number of pages: 16
The case is based on an interview with Paul Cherry, who as chair of AcSB the Canadian accounting standard setter led a process that brought Canada to adopt international financial reporting standards (IFRS). The case provides rich and in depth examination of the real world considerations that led Canada to adopt IFRS. It offers analysis of the competing alternatives such as U.S. GAAP, describes the consultation process and sets out the thinking that led to Canada deciding to adopt IFRS. The case offers a unique opportunity for students to see a leader in the Canadian accounting profession set out what actually led to adoption of IFRS.