SEC Commissioner speaks about IFRSs

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18 Feb 2007

Kathleen L. Casey, the newest member of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, spoke about International Financial Reporting Standards in her remarks at the Practicing Law Institute's SEC Speaks conference.

 Click for Commissioner Casey's Remarks (PDF 47k). An excerpt:

Likewise, as you have just heard from the prior panel, the Commission is committed to the roadmap announced in 2005 that sets out a timeline for the Commission's consideration of the various steps necessary to make a determination on the elimination of the reconciliation requirement for foreign private issuers that use International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS'). As we begin Year 2 of IFRS, we are working through application issues with foreign issuers and continue dialogue with international regulators to analyze the faithfulness and consistency of the application and interpretation of IFRS in financial statements.

We also continue to monitor the progress of the IASB and FASB in their convergence projects. I strongly support these efforts and am committed to identifying issues and obstacles early in order to move toward our goal in a timely manner.

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