The importance of being financially bilingual

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05/13/2013 by US Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services
The importance of being financially bilingual

At a glance

When conducting cross border deals, it is important to Identify potential financial reporting differences to maximize deal value and for understanding how financial reporting and regulatory requirements interact. Embedding GAAP changes and managing multi-GAAP reporting post-acquisition requires planning.

How financial reporting differences can affect cross-border deal value

When doing cross-border deals, it is critical to understand the impact that disparate financial reporting languages can have on deal metrics, deal terms, and adherence to regulatory requirements.

Numbers may seem to be a universal language but, based on the accounting that underlies them, the stories they tell can convey very different meanings.