Peter Walton has worked as an accountant with British and French multinationals and been finance director of a listed company. He subsequently moved to journalism, research and teaching. He researched a PhD at the London School of Economics and has taught at universities in the UK, US, Switzerland and France. He is chairman of the European Accounting Association’s Financial Reporting Standards Committee, which coordinates the EAA’s inputs to IFRS.

Peter is currently a Professor of Accounting at ESSEC Business School, Paris, where he is IFRS Director of the ESSEC-KPMG Financial Reporting Centre. He edits IFRS Monitor, a monthly report of the proceedings of the IASB, which is used by auditing firms, standard-setters and companies (www.ifrsmonitor.com). He also edits World Accounting Report, a monthly bulletin on international financial reporting.

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