Corp Fin’s Higgins Responds to Lawmakers’ IFRS Questions
With tension mounting among lawmakers requesting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) propose a rule on IFRS adoption, Keith Higgins addressed the agency’s consideration of the international standards. At the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises on July 24th, the director of SEC’s Corporation Finance Division referenced Mary Jo White’s May speech by reiterating her expectations to use IFRS more aggressively and have a clear strategy on the standards by year’s end. Higgins, however, did not mention whether U.S. companies would have the option to adopt IFRS. Reflecting a letter sent by members of. Read More.
Topics: Congressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants, Corporate Finance Division, House Financial Services Subcmmittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, IFRS, International Standards, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission "SEC"
Lawmakers Want SEC to Take Cautious Approach to IFRS
Concerned that U.S. adoption of IFRS would do more harm than good for investors, members of the Congressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants recently expressed their sentiments to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Mary Jo White. In a letter to the SEC Chair, the lawmakers asked White to be cautious in the agency’s convergence projects with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), as well as incorporate public comment before making a decision. In response to the lawmakers’ letter, a spokeswoman for the SEC declined to comment. Since becoming SEC Chair last year, White. Read More.
Topics: Congressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants, Convergence, Financial Accounting Foundation "FAF", Financial Accounting Standards Board "FASB", International Accounting Standards Board "IASB", International Financial Reporting Standards "IFRS", lease accounting, Mary Jo White, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission "SEC"