About the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum (ASAF)
The objective of ASAF is to provide an advisory forum in which members can constructively contribute towards the achievement of the Board’s goal of developing globally accepted high-quality accounting standards. More particularly, ASAF was established to:
- support the IFRS Foundation in its objectives, and contribute towards the development, in the public interest, of a single set of high quality understandable, enforceable and globally accepted financial reporting standards to serve investors and other market participants in making informed resource allocations and other economic decisions;
- formalise and streamline the Board's collective engagement with the global community of National Standard-setters and regional bodies in its standard-setting process to ensure that a broad range of national and regional input on major technical issues related to the Board's standard-setting activities are discussed and considered; and
- facilitate effective technical discussions on standard-setting issues, primarily on the Board's work plan, but which may include other issues that have major implications for the Board's work, in sufficient depth, with representatives at a high level of professional capability and with a good knowledge of their jurisdictions/regions.
ASAF generally meets four times a year for two days, normally in London.