1.1 Background of the Study
International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) is the blueprint, pivot and cornerstone for the preparation and presentation of financial statements for corporate entities to ensure standardization, globalization and credibility of financial reports across international borders. Financial statements are vital in showing the financial status and performance of corporate entities. Statements of Accounting Standards (SAS) were hitherto used as guide in the preparation and presentation of financial statements in Nigeria prior to the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in 2012. Thus IFRS represents a benchmark for the preparation and presentation of financial statements for business entities in Nigeria post 2011.