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Reporting Standards (FRS).
US financial accounting and reporting is in the Anglo-Saxon model and hence has many
similarities to accounting in such countries as the United Kingdom and Australia, and it is
largely consistent with standards promulgated by the IASC. Financial statements are supposed
to present fairly the financial position and results of the company in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles.
Accounting is regulated by a private sector body, the Financial Accounting Standards Board,
but a governmental agency, the Securities and Exchange Commission, underpins the authority
of the standards. Standards are quite voluminous and detailed because of the litigiousness of
US society and the intense competition among accounting firms for business. 34 REFERENCES
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UK, 2nd edition, 1570 pages.
Alhashim , D.D. and Arpan, J.S. (1992) International Dimensions of Accounting, PWS Kent
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