Revised Guide Aids Migration to Accrual Basis of Accounting

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has released an updated and improved version of Study 14, Transition to the Accrual Basis of Accounting: Guidance for Governments and Government Entities. The third edition of Study 14, which features links to many useful resources, provides guidance on how to migrate to the accrual basis of accounting in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs), and is relevant to governments and other public sector entities, including international governmental organizations.


The latest edition of Study 14 covers all 31 IPSASs, including first-time coverage of the five IPSASs issued in late 2009 and early 2010: IPSAS 27, Agriculture; IPSAS 28, Financial Instruments: Presentation; IPSAS 29, Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement; IPSAS 30, Financial Instruments: Disclosures; and IPSAS 31, Intangible Assets. In light of the much increased global knowledge and experience in adopting IPSASs, the non-technical sections of Study 14 were also substantially improved. They now reflect the current state-of-the-art in adoption and implementation.


"This edition of Study 14 includes significant changes from the previous edition, and demonstrates the IPSASB’s commitment to support the global implementation of IPSASs," notes IPSASB Chair Andreas Bergmann.


The full text of Study 14 can be downloaded free of charge from the IPSASB section of IFAC’s Publications & Resources site:  It is available in electronic form only.


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