With the growing internationalization of economic trade and the globalization of businesses and financial markets, financial information prepared according to a national accounting system may no longer satisfy the needs of users whose decisions are more and more international in scope. Multinational companies who were the most affected have been in the forefront in pressuring the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) as well as the national standard setter to produce a core set of international accounting standards.
In this presentation slide, we would like to discuss:
(a) Define the Multinational Company.
(b) What are the advantages and disadvantages of multinational companies?
(c) Explain how multinational companies benefits from the convergence/ harmonization of accounting standards.
(d) Explain any 5 efforts taken by the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) to align the two sets of standards.
(e) Discuss the impacts that occur on the financial reporting of companies in Malaysia arising from the new Financial Reporting Standard.