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IFRS standards / CPD

Looking to brush up on knowledge of IFRS

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I've recently left the UK and I'm living in France. I'm not currently working, as I'm spending a few months learning the language. I have some very basic knowledge of IFRS, mainly through CIMA exams and in my previous job as an accountant for PFI / renewable sectors.

I'm not so keen on paying £200- £500 for annual access, so looking for something a bit more cost-effective. Any suggestions?

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By paul.benny
05th Jul 2019 09:30

Registration at ifrs.org gets you free access to 'unannotated' standards (ie the bare text without any supplementary stuff)

iasplus.com is Deloitte's website and is mostly free.

You can download model financial statements with commentary/explanatory notes from PWC inform.

IIRC, BDO also have some useful resources and I expect that all of the bigger firms have material. Practically, though, there's no substitute for actually having to do some of this stuff. The comprehensive nature of the standards means that you'll never encounter much of it unless you work in that particular niche.

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By redcard
05th Jul 2019 09:45

Thanks Paul.

The Deloitte e-learning site looks like it might be good for me.
A recruiter mentioned IFRS knowledge as being potentially valuable here, so I'm hoping a theoretical knowledge might help open some doors, and compensate for my lack of French

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By johnt27
05th Jul 2019 10:12

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A recruiter mentioned IFRS knowledge as being potentially valuable here, so I'm hoping a theoretical knowledge might help open some doors, and compensate for my lack of French

Be that as it may, but as Paul says practical experience is important, and you'll get found out quite quickly if what you learn in theory can't be translated (bad pun) into the real world.

I also find IFRS Box a good resource but it does tend to have a bit of a US slant.

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By redcard
05th Jul 2019 12:37

Thanks.

Obviously my intention is to be completely open and honest regarding my lack of practical experience.

I am tempted by IFRSBox as it looks to be fairly comprehensive

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By accountantccole
05th Jul 2019 12:23

Hubby in the same boat. We've got the SWAT webinars to catch up on for precisely the same reason. It is worth looking at their back catalogue to see what they have and whether it fits the bill.
Their residency, remittance, domicile courses are pretty good too, to get a more international feel.
What's £500 if it lands you a decent job?

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By redcard
05th Jul 2019 13:25

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What's £500 if it lands you a decent job?

Who can say if it will?

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