IFRS Learning Module 7: Property Plant and Equipment

  • Credits: 6
  • Format: Self-Study eBook
  • Field of Study: Accounting
  • Author/Speaker: Michael Walker, CPA
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Advanced Preparation: None
Experience Level: Overview
Program Prerequisites: None
Course ID: MW-113
Published Date: © August 2020
COURSE DESCRIPTION

IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world’s financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.

The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.

Module 7 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 16 Property, Plant, and Equipment, the accounting standard for classifying and measuring property, plant, and equipment (also known as ‘fixed assets’) in IFRS financial statements. The course also discusses the IASB’s and FASB’s efforts towards achieving convergence in fixed assets reporting.

Topics include:
  • Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO IAS 16
  • Chapter 2: ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY, PLANT, AND EQUIPMENT
  • Chapter 3: COSTS AFTER ACQUISITION
  • Chapter 4: DEPRECIATION FACTORS
  • Chapter 5: DEPRECIATION METHODS
  • Chapter 6: IMPAIRMENTS
  • Chapter 7: REVALUATIONS
  • Chapter 8: DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY, PLANT, AND EQUIPMENT
  • Chapter 9: DISCLOSURES
  • Chapter 10: IFRS & U.S. GAAP CONVERGENCE

Learning Objectives:

After reading the course material, you will be able to:

  • Explain the proper accounting treatment for acquisitions of property, plant, and equipment (and other associated costs) under IFRS.
  • Calculate depreciation using the methods permitted under IAS 16.
  • Describe the process for determining whether or not a long-lived asset is impaired under IAS 36.
  • Distinguish between the ‘cost’ and ‘revaluation’ accounting models (as described in IAS16).
  • Describe the similarities and differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP in the area of property, plant, and equipment.

Who Should Attend:
  • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)

Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorship’s:
NASBA