SEC strategic plan includes global accounting standards

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08 Aug 2004

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has published its Strategic Plan for 2004-2009. The plan, approved by the Commission, identifies the vision, mission, values, and goals that will shape the agency's activities during the next five years and details the initiatives being undertaken to achieve the SEC's goals.

Regarding the Commission's efforts in support of international convergence of accounting standards, the plan notes:


Companies and investors benefit when financial statements, accounting standards, and auditing procedures mean the same thing from country to country. When one set of high-quality standards is applied anywhere in the world, the cost of accessing capital markets is likely to be reduced, and information disclosed to investors in one country can be as relevant and meaningful to investors in other countries.


Click for Strategic Plan for 2004-2009 (PDF 1,783k).

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