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I have heard that cost of converting to IFRS from local GAAP could be significantly high. It it true? Is it certain that such costs will be compensated by higher efficiency?
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It is true that conversion would involve substantial costs in staff training & IT system modifications also you need to overcome the employee resistance for change. Generally the conversion process would start with a gap analysis of the current GAAPs used & IFRS to identify the areas to be changed. You might have to outsource the gap analysis to an Accounting firm & they alone may charge a significant amount.

However the conversion, in theory, should result in cost reductions. Practically the costs reductions will depend on the type of the organization & the commitment of the management toward proper implementation.
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