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Accounting Standard Setters

A comprehensive list of professional accountancy organisations and accounting standard-setting bodies worldwide may be found here: http://www.iasplus.com/links/links.htm.

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  • AAA - American Accounting Association
  • AAPB - Australian Association of Professional Bookkeepers Ltd
  • ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • ACUA - Association of College and University Auditors
  • AFAANZ - Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • AGA - Association of Government Accountants
  • AICPA - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • AOSSG - Asian-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group
  • APESB - Accounting Professional & Ethical Standards Board Ltd
  • APRA - Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
  • ASIC - Australian Securities and Investments Commission
  • ASX - Australian Securities Exchange
  • AUASB - Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (Australia)
  • CICA - Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • CPA Australia - Certified Practising Accountants Australia
  • FINSIA - Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • FRC - Financial Reporting Council (Australia)
  • FRC - Financial Reporting Council (UK)
  • FRRP - Financial Reporting Review Panel (UK)
  • G4+1 - Group of 4+1 ~ International standard setters group. Comprised Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Representatives of the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) attended as observers. (Disbanded in Feb 2001.) 
  • IAASB - International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board 
  • IFRS - International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation ~ (formerly the IASC)
  • ICAA - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • ICAEW - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • ICAS - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • ICB - The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (Australia) 
  • IIA - Institute of Internal Auditors
  • IMA - Institute of Management Accountants
  • IOSCO - International Organization of Securities Commissions
  • IPA - Institute of Public Accountants
  • LIASB - Life Insurance Actuarial Standards Board (Australia)
  • LRB - Legislation Review Board (a board of AARF ~ now disbanded)
  • NAN - Nordic Accounting Network
  • NZICA - New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • RIB - Research and Innovation Board (a board of AARF ~ now disbanded)
  • SAICA - South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Abbreviations

Publications

  • AAG - Accounting Guidance Release
  • AAS - Australian Accounting Standard
  • AB - Accounting Bulletin
  • CP - Consultation Paper
  • DP - Discussion Paper
  • ED - Exposure Draft
  • GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • GFS - Government Finance Statistics
  • ITC - Invitation to Comment
  • SAC - Statement of Accounting Concepts

Other

  • BOO - Build - Own - Operate (service concession arrangements)
  • BOOT - Build - Own - Operate - Transfer (service concession arrangements)
  • SGARA - Self-Generating and Regenerating Asset