Thursday, March 25, 2010

Canada - IFRS and Canadian GAAP Differences Series

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Canadian GAAP are both principle-based frameworks. From a conceptual standpoint, many of the general principles are the same, but the application of general principles in IFRS can be significantly different from Canadian GAAP. Therefore, to understand the magnitude of the differences between IFRS and Canadian GAAP, it is essential to look beyond the general principles to the detailed guidance provided in the standards. This series of BDO Canada publications provides detailed information on the key differences between IFRS and Canadian GAAP. (Access the IFRS - Canadian GAAP Differences Series on the BDO Canada website.)