IFRS Certification Course

120 countries who permit or require IFRS. Another 90 countries, including India, are in the process of adopting IFRS. It’s evident that IFRS is not just important but mandatory, if you want to work in Accounting. It also open an opportunity to work with MNCs, global accounting KPOs or migrate abroad.
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What is IFRS?

Before we get into the details about the course let us take an overview about what are International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). These standards are issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). They are a set of accounting rules that are meant to make the financial statements of public companies consistent, transparent, and easily comparable throughout the world. At the present time IFRS Accounting Standards are required in over 140 jurisdictions and are permitted in many more.

It’s evident that IFRS is not just important but mandatory, if you want to work in Accounting. It also opens an opportunity to work with MNCs, global accounting KPOs or migrate abroad. 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.

Why an IFRS Certification Course?

Multiple Profiles

Various IFRS profiles are being offered in several sectors of the industry that include ITES, software, pharmaceutical, auto spare part, professional advisory companies,  auditing firms, banking industry, Insurance industry, KPOs, etc.

Work across the globe

Practical knowledge of these universal standards will open doors across the globe as more than 100 countries have given a green signal in their accounting boundaries.

Establish your consultancy firm

Skilled and experienced IFRS experts can establish their own consultancies to help companies migrate to IFRS.

Become a part of a growing profession

Continuous amendments in these standards by regulators is creating a need for IFRS professionals with a thorough understanding of these standards.

Who Should Undertake an IFRS Course?

Accounting Professionals

Stay updated and continue to grow. Young CAs / IPCC candidates are already enrolling in large numbers.

Qualified Professionals

Non Accounting professionals like MBAs, CSs, CFAs, CFPs can add depth to their understanding of accounting practices and differentiate themselves.

Graduates

Improve the depth of your accounting knowledge and differentiate yourselves from lakhs of students graduating each year with accounting degrees.

Syllabus

On completion of this certificate program, candidates should be able to:

  • Apply relevant financial reporting standards to key elements of financial reports
  • Prepare group financial statements (excluding group cash-flow statements) including subsidiaries, associates and joint arrangements.

The syllabus comprises the following topics:

Introduction to IASB and IFRS

This topic covers the IASB and the regulatory framework along with the IFRS uses, roadmap and annual IASB bound volume and uses. Here are the details –

  • Structure of the IFRS/IASB
  • Extant standards of the IASB
  • The framework
  • The use of IFRS around the world
  • The IASB roadmap
  • The annual IASB bound volume and its use

Presentation and Profit

In this topic you will be taught about the presentation of accounts and additional disclosures. It will also cover different accounting policies. Here are the details –

  • IAS 1, Presentation of financial statements
  • IFRS 15, Revenue from contracts with customers
  • IAS 8, Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors.

Accounting for Assets and Liabilities: Part 1

This section comprises accounting for non-current and current assets, impairments and grants, leases and specialized assets. Have a look at the details –

IAS 16, Property, plant and equipment

IAS 38, Intangible assets

IAS 40, Investment Property

IAS 36, Impairment of assets

IAS 23, Borrowing costs

IAS 20, Accounting for government grants and disclosure of government assistance

IAS 2, Inventories

IAS 17, Leases

IFRS 5, Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations

Accounting for Assets and Liabilities: Part 2

In this section you will study accounting for financial instruments and liabilities in detail. This section will equip you with some of the core skills needed to finish this course. Here are the details –

  • IFRS 13, Fair Value Measurement
  • IFRS 32, Financial instruments – presentation
  • IFRS 9, Financial instruments
  • IFRS 7, Financial instruments: disclosures
  • IFRS 2, Share-based payment
  • IAS 37, Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets
  • IAS 10, Events after the reporting period
  • IAS 19, Employee benefits
  • IAS 12, Income taxes
  • IAS 41, Agriculture
  • IFRS 6, Exploration for and evaluation of mineral resources

Group Accounting

This part of the syllabus covers the topics related to preparing group accounts which are required to consolidate the financial statements of various subsidiary companies for a group. The details are as follows –

  • IFRS 10, Consolidated Financial Statements
  • IAS 27 (revised 2011), Separate financial statements
  • IFRS 3, Business Combinations
  • IAS 28 (revised 2011), Investments in associates and joint ventures
  • IFRS 11, Joint arrangements
  • IFRS 12, Disclosure of interests in other entities
  • IAS 21, The effects of changes in foreign exchange rates
  • IAS 29, Financial reporting in hyperinflationary economies

Disclosure Standards

Here you will learn about disclosure standards and preparation of accounts related to them. Here are the different topics –

  • IAS 7, Statement of cash flows
  • IAS 24, Related party disclosures
  • IAS 33, Earnings per share
  • IAS 34, Interim financial reporting
  • IFRS 4, Insurance contracts
  • IFRS 1, First time adoption of IFRS
  • IFRS 8, Operating segments

Principal Differences Between UK/US GAAP, IFRS and Ind AS

In this section you will learn about how UK/US GAAP, IFRS and Ind AS are different from each other.

  • Provide an overview about UK/US GAAP.
  • Explain how GAAP which is rules-based and IFRS which is principles-based, are different from each other.
  • Overview of Ind AS.
  • Comparison among UK/US GAAP, IFRS and Ind AS.
  • Explain how Indian Accounting Standards are different from other countries.

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FAQ’s

Approximately 120 nations and reporting jurisdictions permit or require IFRS for domestic listed companies, although approximately 90 countries have fully conformed with IFRS as promulgated by the IASB and include a statement acknowledging such conformity in audit reports.

Apart from India, 100+ countries have received permission to implement IFRS standards. Therefore, by being IFRS qualified, you are eligible to apply and work in these 100+ countries. The candidate would definitely have an edge over a non-IFRS candidate while being placed.

After completion of training & exam, candidates will get Certification from NSE. This certificate is well-recognized in the corporate world and hence it communicates your knowledge of IFRS to employers quite clearly.

Along with this, Proschool has developed one of the most exhaustive and regularly updated training materials for IFRS

IMS Proschool is amongst the first officially NSE-India affiliated organizations for IFRS courses. Joint certification from NSE-Academy, IMS Proschool and NSDC is unparalleled in the industry. It would surely give an edge to the candidate’s profile to have an NSE-Academy certification.

Yes, you can retake the NSE exam by re-registering for exam with NCFM by paying 1700/- plus GST

Chartered Accountants; Commerce graduates with 2 years of experience in the Finance and Accounts department and Graduates from any other field with 3 years of experience in the Finance and Accounts department are eligible.

No, it is not mandatory to appear for Cert and Dip IFRS after appearing for NSE-Academy IFRS examination. However, it would add value to the candidate’s profile. Also, the preparation and classroom training necessary for clearing Cert/Dip IFRS is already provided to the candidate.

It is not mandatory to take up Cert IFRS before Dip IFRS. The objective of both the exams is different. Cert IFRS is an objective type question paper while Dip IFRS is a case study type paper and more detailed.