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Our IFRS consultants help businesses set up their tax and reporting organizations according to International Financial Reporting Standards.

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Frequently asked questions

What clients usually engage your IFRS Consultants?

We work with clients from all over the world. Our clients range from enterprise and corporate clients to companies that are backed by Private Equity or Venture Capital funds. Furthermore, we work directly with Family Offices, Private Equity firms, and Asset Managers. Most of our enterprise clients have dedicated Corporate Development, M&A, and Strategy divisions which are utilizing our pool of IFRS talent to add on-demand and flexible resources, expertise, or staff to their in-house team.

How is Fintalent different?

Fintalent is not a staffing agency. We are a community of best-in-class IFRS professionals, highly specialized within their domains. We have streamlined the process of engaging the best IFRS talent and are able to provide clients with IFRS professionals within 48 hours of first engaging them. We believe that our platform provides more value for Corporates, Ventures, Private Equity and Venture Capital firms, and Family Offices.

Our Hiring Process – What do ‘Community-Approach’ and ‘Invite-to-Apply’ mean?

‘Invite-to-Apply’ is the process by which we shortlist candidates for the majority of projects on our platform. Often, due to the confidential nature of our clients’ projects, we do not release projects to our whole platform but using the matching technology and expertise of our internal team we select candidates who are the best fit for our clients’ needs. This approach also ensures engagement with our community of professionals on the Fintalent platform, and is a benefit both to our clients and independent professionals, as our freelancers have direct access to the roles best suited to their skills and are more likely to take an interest in a project if they have been sought out directly. In addition, if a member of our community is unavailable for a project but knows someone whose skill set perfectly fits the brief, they are able to invite them to apply for the role, utilizing the personal networks of each talent on our platform.

Which skills and expertise do your Fintalents have?

The Fintalents are hand-picked and vetted IFRS professionals, speak over 55 languages, and have professional experience in all geographical markets. Our IFRS consultants’ experience ranges from 3+ years as analysts at top investment banks and Strategy consultancies, to later career C-level executives. The average working experience is 6.9 years and 80% of all Fintalents range from 3-12 years into their careers.

Our IFRS consultants have experience in leading firms as well as interfacing with clients and wider corporate structures and management. What makes our IFRS talent pool stand out is the fact that they have technical backgrounds in over 2,900 industries.

How does the screening and onboarding of your IFRS talent work?

Fintalent.io is an invite-only platform and we believe in the power of referrals and a closed-loop community. Members of our community are able to invite a small number of professionals onto the platform. In addition, our team actively scouts for the best talent who have experience in investment banking or have worked at a global top management consultancy. All of our community-referred talent and scouted talent are subject to a rigorous screening process. As such, over the last 18 months totaling more than 750 hours of onboarding calls, of which only 40% have received an invite-link after the call.

What happens if I am not satisfied with my IFRS consultant’s work?

During your initial engagement with a member of our Fintalent talent pool with no risk. If you are not satisfied with the quality of your hire for any reason then we are able to find a replacement at short notice. There is no minimum commitment per project, but generally projects last at least 5 days and can last 12+ months.

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Everything you need to know about IFRS

The International Financial Reporting Standards is an accounting system that provides financial reporting guidelines for entities around the world. It includes specific standards on topics like income, cash flow, and investments.

There are some common challenges when dealing with the IFRS: for example, it is ambiguous about how to account for leases. One of the main jobs of an IFRS consultant is to help clients determine whether they are ready to file in accordance with IFRS or need more time or training. This task is done either before or after the client’s audit (if one happens).

When accounting is done in accordance with the IFRS, all transactions are recorded on the same basis. This may result in lower income taxes, especially since many countries have a tax system that is based on revenues rather than profits.

There are other issues that arise when accounting is done in accordance with IFRS, such as double-accounting of legal entities, which can be problematic.

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is the organization that creates the IFRS. The IASB is split into two groups: the Technical Advisory Group and the Standing Committee. These groups have members from many different countries, including Canada, US, China, France, Germany, and Britain. The most important work done by these groups involves establishing the new standards created by IASB.

The IASB was formed in 2001 following the merger of IASC and ISA boards (see below). It also has a technical advisory group that provides advice on new standards as they are being formed. It also establishes standard-setting principles to be used when developing new standards or modifying existing ones.

The IASB is headed by the Chair of the Board, who is elected for a one-year term and has the power to appoint officers. The IASB consists of:

The role of the IASB technical committee is to provide advice (on issues such as accounting standards, regulatory reform) when called upon by the Chairman. It also looks at other matters arising as a result of work done by IASB committees that report to it. The technical committee also provides guidance on matters relating to IFRSs in areas such as standard setters and auditors. It makes recommendations to the Board on issues such as:
The role of the IASB secretariat is to carry out administrative tasks such as:
The secretariat also handles legal, financial and human resource matters.

In 1947, many countries started working on standardizing accounting between several nations. They created two major organizations: IASC (International Accounting Standards Committee) and ISA (International Accounting Standards Association). until 2001 when these two organizations merged to create the current IASB.
The merger of IASC and ISA occured because of members of both organizations growing concern about their conflicting visions for accounting standards in light of the convergence towards a global economy.

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