New comparison of IFRSs and US GAAP

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23 Sep 2008

Deloitte's IFRS Global Office has published a new IFRSs and US GAAP – A Pocket Comparison as of 30 June 2008. Since the previous edition of this guide (March 2007), the IASB has issued substantially revised versions of IFRS 3 Business Combinations, IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements, and IAS 27 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements.

In addition, IFRS 8 Operating Segments (which replaces IAS 14 Segment Reporting) was issued in November 2006. These new and revised Standards will not be effective until 2009. However, to provide the best guide to differences between IFRSs and US GAAP on an ongoing basis, the comparison table reflects the changes to these Standards and, in the case of IFRS 3 and IAS 27, the equivalent changes in US GAAP. Throughout the guide, we have also adopted the general terminology changes arising from IAS 1(2007). While this comparison is comprehensive, it does not attempt to capture all of the differences that exist or that may be material to a particular entity's financial statements. Our focus is on differences that are commonly found in practice. The significance of the differences enumerated in this publication – and others not included – will vary with respect to individual entities depending on such factors as the nature of the entity's operations, the industry in which it operates, and the accounting policy choices it has made. We are pleased to grant permission for accounting educators and students to make copies for educational purposes.
Click to view IFRSs and US GAAP – A Pocket Comparison (PDF 378k, 76 pages). There are permanent links to this and many other Deloitte IFRS publications on our Publications Page. There's also a link on our United States Page.


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