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Thirteenth Annual Survey of Technology Issues for Financial Executives

Welcome to the Thirteenth Annual Survey of Technology Issues for Financial Executives, being conducted by FEI’s Committee on Finance and Information Technology (CFIT) and Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF).  As in the last two years, the survey results will be analyzed by Gartner.
Completion of the survey should take less than 20 minutes.  What is more, questions that require further research have been eliminated. To read more about this, click here.
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IFRS Taxonomy Annual Convention

29th March 2011, Renaissance Chancery Court, London, UK


On 29 March 2011 the IFRS Foundation, together with XBRL International Inc, will host the very first IFRS Taxonomy Annual Convention in London. 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to attend the only event to bring together experts from the international financial reporting, XBRL and regulatory communities, who will examine the implementation of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) with IFRSs.

A detailed agenda featuring a number of keynote speakers for this full-day event will be available shortly however, in the meantime, don’t delay and save the date. To keep informed about all the latest information on the conference, why not visit the website today?

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News from SIBOS 2010

The atmosphere at this year’s Standards Forum at Sibos reflected the growing spirit of cooperation among standards bodies that might have seen themselves as competitors only a few years ago. The opening session on Monday brought together several standards bodies that have been working closely together on the Investment Roadmap and on continuing dialogue with regulatory authorities. To read more about this, click here.

XBRL International Launches Abstract Modeling Group during XBRL21 in Beijing

BEIJING, CHINA, OCTOBER 20, 2010– XBRL International, Inc. (XII) announced today at its XBRL21 global conference in Beijing that it has launched an abstract modeling group as a strategic initiative to catalyze development of more XBRL-enabled software solutions. 

China National Standard XBRL Taxonomy Released

Press Office of Ministry of Finance
October 19, 2010

On October 19, the National Standardization Administration and Ministry of Finance of China held the Release Ceremony for the Chinese National Standards on Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) Specifications and General Purpose Taxonomy of Chinese Accounting Standards (CAS) in Beijing. The national standards and general purpose taxonomy have defined the elements of XBRL and the basic requirements of preparing XBRL financial reporting based on CAS, thus laying a solid foundation for building a scientific, sophisticated and universal accounting information standards system. The national standards and taxonomy have become a milestone and starting point of China’s accounting information undertaking. Vice Finance Minister Wang Jun and Administrator Ji Zhengkun of National Standardization Administration attended the ceremony and delivered an address.

XBRL International Applauds Release of General Purpose XBRL Taxonomy by China Ministry of Finance

BEIJING, CHINA, OCTOBER 20, 2010– XBRL International, Inc. (XII) applauds today’s release of the General Purpose XBRL Taxonomy by the China Ministry of Finance during “XBRL21: One Language, Common Vision. The Role of XBRL Technology in the Post-Crisis Era,” the 21st XBRL International Conference.

XBRL International Announces 2011 International Steering Committee Election Results

BEIJING, CHINA, OCTOBER 18, 2010- XBRL International, Inc. (XII) announced today that during its October meeting in Beijing, Arleen Thomas, Senior Vice President, Member Competency and Development, AICPA, has been elected Chair of the XII International Steering Committee (ISC) for 2011. Dave Van den Ende, Director, Deloitte, was elected as 2nd Vice Chair representing At-Large members.

Best Practices Board publishes two White Papers

The Best Practices Board of XBRL International has published two white papers of interest to the XBRL community and those considering XBRL for their projects. To read more about this, click here.

Versioning Working Group publishes draft Primer document

The Versioning Working Group has issued a primer that seeks to explain the suite of versioning specifications in a manner that is more accessible to the general reader than the specifications themselves. To read more about this, click here.

Efrim Boritz wins 2010 Bill Swirsky Innovation Award

Professor J. Efrim Boritz, FCA of the University of Waterloo School of Accounting & Finance has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Bill Swirsky Innovation Award. This Award, sponsored by the CICA and CaseWare, is made in recognition of his prolific display of innovation in leading and developing projects, concepts, processes and procedures that directly impact upon on the CA profession. To read more about this, click here.

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