This relatively short case gives students a comprehensive overview of the steps required to prepare consolidated financial statements under U.S. GAAP when a subsidiary prepares its accounts under a foreign GAAP—in this case, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). While the case is closely based on an actual Australasian company seeking listing in the United States, the product and the exact financial details are disguised. Specifically, the case exposes students to the following: accounting for foreign currency transactions; adjustments to convert foreign GAAP to U.S. GAAP (accounting for license fees); translation of financial statements; change of functional currency; remeasurement of financial statements; and foreign consolidation and statement of cash flows with foreign operations. The case has been field‐tested in an advanced accounting course and is also suitable for use in international accounting courses. Both undergraduate and graduate students have profited from the case.
Research Article| November 01 2007
Megascreens USA Inc.—A Foreign Operations Case
Charles A. Carslaw;
Issues in Accounting Education (2007) 22 (4): 579–590.
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Charles A. Carslaw, S. E. C. Purvis; Megascreens USA Inc.—A Foreign Operations Case. Issues in Accounting Education 1 November 2007; 22 (4): 579–590. doi: https://doi.org/10.2308/iace.2007.22.4.579
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