Skip to main content

Accounting: U.S. Adoption of IFRS - David Campbell, Ph.D.

January 20, 2009

LeBow College of Business accounting professor David Campbell, Ph.D., is available to comment on the challenges and opportunities presented by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) roadmap for U.S. companies to adopt IFRS accounting standards. While the SEC is awaiting comments to its IFRS Roadmap Release due February 19, as well as the arrival of the new Obama Administration in January, Campbell can discuss why it is imperative for companies to consider steps they can take now toward IFRS implementation.

A leading expert on IFRS who worked in Europe with Ernst & Young during the period of transition to IFRS from national GAAPs, Campbell can speak about the pros and cons of U.S. adoption of IFRS standards from personal experience as well as from an academic perspective. He recently had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Accountancy about the momentum that has been building for global standards convergence now that over 100 countries have more or less adopted IFRS, with the U.S. taking steps toward convergence.