Masalitina Julija A.
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This article describes the importance of accounting (financial) reports as the main source of information about economic activities of a company. Financial indicators (necessary for inclusion in the financial statements) were given. There are financial statements’ classification, the composition of the annual financial statements, the order of presentation and publication in the article. In addition, the article excretes the features of statements’ preparation and presentation by economic entities. There are three options of its compilation: easy, normal and multiple. The comparative characteristics of statements in accordance with Russian accounting standards and IFRS are given. The article describes the process of financial statements’ transformation in accordance with IFRS. This process is divided into three main blocks: 1 the analysis of accounting information (primary documents and accounting records), preparation of trial balances; 2 compilation of adjustment postings and reclassifications of accounts of converted turnover balance to IFRS; 3 preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS. There are two main methods of statements’ reporting in accordance with IFRS (existing now): transformation of the financial reporting and conversion. Their advantages and disadvantages are determined