This is a major second edition of "International Accounting" that reflects the rapid move towards international standards over the last five years. "International Accounting" provides a comprehensive examination of financial accounting practices in all major - and several emerging - industrial nations, including the United States, Australia, Japan, the larger member states of the European Union and Eastern Europe. Each country is analysed by an author who is both a national of the country and an expert in its accounting system. The authors all have a wealth of practical and academic experience. Each country is dealt with in a similar and structured fashion to enable ease of comparison. In addition to the individual country/region studies there are comprehensive chapters dealing with the major conceptual issues such as accounting and auditing in multinational companies, foreign currency translation, international capital markets and financial statement analysis. "International Accounting" is designed for advanced students of accounting and financial statement analysis at undergraduate, MBA and specialist postgraduate level.