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The opinions issued by the Commission des Normes Comptables (CNC) (Commission on
The accounting profession, to a lesser extent. France
The main characteristic of the institutional structure of accounting in France, by comparison
with the anglophone world, is the role of the state in accounting regulation. The particularly
original feature of this is the Plan Comptable Général (PCG – general accounting plan).
Supervision by the state, does not, however, prevent actors in the private sector, particularly
from the profession, from exercising a significant influence. 33 From Walton, Haller and Raffournier (1998). 30 The objectives attributed both explicitly and implicitly to the French accounting system show
that, as far as the accounting of individual companies is concerned, the function of providing a
summary of transactions, particularly in relation to fiscal and social obligations, has priority
over the decision usefulness of accounting information. Consolidated accounts, on the other
hand, are disconnected from taxation, and to a certain extent from the rules applicable to
individual accounts, and have, in contrast, an implicit objective of satisfying the information
needs of the financial markets. They also represent the effects of int...
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