In Canada, public companies and financial institutions (generally)
will be adopting IFRS in 2011. Private companies will have the choice
between IFRS and or local Canadian standards specifically for them. It
has not been announce yet what will happen with “Not-for-profit”
organizations (generally charities), but it seems likely they will
also have a choice between IFRS and local Canadian standards designed
specifically for not-for-profit organizations (essentially the private
company accounting standards with some extras/exceptions).
Can I ask what happens in other countries that are using (or adopting)
IFRS? Do private companies have a choice to adopt IFRS, are there
local …