International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are accounting standards and principles set by the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) and is becoming the global standard for the preparation of financial statements. Most countries are converging their standards towards IFRS or adopting IFRS as they are, to enable uniform reporting. India, as a step closer to convergence with IFRS, has adopted Ind-AS.
The advantage of establishing global accounting standards is that a single format would be used for financial statements across all companies internationally. This would make it easier for companies to compete abroad, raise capital and to win global contracts by providing consistent and comparable financial details.