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International Standard Setting for Financial Reporting - Accounting Standards Board chairman to speak at LSE

Ian Mackintosh, chairman of the Accounting Standards Board, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 27 October.

Speaking on International Standard Setting for Financial Reporting: the role of national standard setters, this lecture will give insight into:

  • convergence of international and US standards (including the IASB/FASB convergence agreement)
  • the role of national standard setters
  • the review of the IASB's conceptual framework and the increasing use of fair values
  • the relevance of IFRS to SMEs

Prior to taking up his position at the Accounting Standards Board, Ian Mackintosh was formerly chairman of the Public Sector Committee of the International Federation of Accountants, deputy chairman of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, chief accountant of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and partner Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). He was also manager, Financial Management, South Asia for the World Bank until 2004.

International Standard Setting for Financial Reporting: the role of national standard setters is on Thursday 27 October at 6pm in room D302, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This lecture is open to all LSE staff and students, as well as interested academics and practitioners.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

25 October 2005

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