The American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (AICPA) has launched an online IFRS course to help
educate US CPAs on the standard.

The AICPA said there is more demand on US CPAs
to prepare financial statements under IFRS for multinationals with
foreign-based subsidiaries.

“As more and more countries and companies
adopt IFRS or begin to incorporate IFRS into their financial
reporting systems, CPAs need to demonstrate their knowledge of IFRS
to employers and clients.

“This new IFRS certificate program is designed
to fill that marketplace need,” AICPA senior vice president for
member competency and development, Arleen Thomas said.

The AICPA programme includes 25 online,
on-demand self-study training courses with successful candidates
receiving a Certificate of Educational Achievement.