CHAPTER TWO

Other reporting standards

BESIDES IFRS THERE ARE MANY OTHER STANDARDS that have an important influence on business reporting. A selected portion of these standards are presented in this section, being those that have widespread usage. In particular:

  • Public Sector Standards (IPSAS);
  • statistics-focused standards;
  • Standards of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), being a standard setter that strictly focuses on valuation;
  • Standards of the International Organization for Standardization (also commonly referred to as the ISO), being the largest standards organisation in the world, and that accumulates a significant amount of unit data and specifications.

2.1 INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (IPSAS)

International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

It is noteworthy that the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) plays a considerable role in relation to the accounting profession worldwide, as well as in relation to accounting standards for the private and public sectors. See www.ifac.org (Figure 2.1).

Figure 2.1 IFAC.

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As per the related organisation overview, IFAC's mission is to serve the public interest by: contributing to the development, adoption and implementation ...

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