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Development of Accounting Practices in Austrailia


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The history and Accounting practices in Australia

Development of accounting practices in Australia:
The Accounting Practices were firstly recommended and issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) in 1946 and these accounting practices were called as “Recommendations of Accounting Principles”. These accounting principles were just barely “copied” from those issued earlier by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wale (ICAEW). However, these accounting practices somehow led to high level of nonconformity because lack of united professional body to work on the issues incurred.
Other than ICAA that is incorporated by Royal Charter, another professional accounting body named CPA Australia (was initially known as the Australian Society of Accountants, ASA then changed its name to the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, ASCPA and changed it name to CPA Australia in 2000) also issued accounting practices that deal with subjects related directly in preparation of financial statements. In 1966, ICAA and CPA were then jointed and work together to form Australian Accounting Research Foundation (AARF) to research and issue proposed accounting standards through its Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) and the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (PSASB) to the private sector and public sector organizations. The process of how AARF issued accounting standards was pretty much the same as how The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Boards (IPSASB) did, identifying the issue area and research for the issue and followed by invite comments form the public to debate after the issue.
In 1970s, even though AARF was formed to enforce to accounting standards, there were still many corporations involved in scandals regarding non-compliance of accounting practices. The government was then assigned Ministerial

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