International Accounting Standard (IAS) 19 and International Financial Reporting In­ter­pre­ta­tions Committee (IFRIC) 14 provide guidance for accounting and reporting for employee benefits provided under formal plans and agreements, but also informal practices that give rise to constructive obligations.  

This course addresses the most important considerations in accounting for short-term employee benefits (like paid absences), defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, and other employee benefits.

Learning Objectives
  • Explore accounting for short-term obligations and post-employment benefits.
  • Recognize differences in accounting for defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans.
  • Explore the proper treatment of elements for defined benefit cost 
  • Discover how to handle special issues such as multi-employer plans, plan amendments, termination benefits, and more.
Last updated/reviewed: August 26, 2023
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17 CoursesInternational Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Certification

  1. General Considerations for Preparing Financial Statements in Accordance with IFRS
  2. IFRS vs. U.S. GAAP - Major Differences in Accounting
  3. 2022 IFRS Update
  4. IFRS for Small and Medium-Sized Entities Compared to Full IFRS
  5. Accounting for Revenue from Contracts with Customers per IFRS 15
  6. Accounting for Leases under IFRS 16
  7. IFRS - Accounting for Share-Based Payment Awards per IFRS 2
  8. Accounting for Financial Instruments under IFRS 9
  9. Accounting for Nonfinancial Assets under IFRS
  10. Accounting for Business Combinations under IFRS 3
  11. IFRS - Accounting for Employee Benefits per IAS 19 and IFRIC 14
  12. Accounting for Investments in Other Entities, Including Consolidation, under IFRS
  13. IFRS - Accounting for Income Taxes per IAS 12
  14. IFRS - Derivatives and Hedge Accounting under IFRS 9
  15. IFRS - Special Accounting Topics
  16. IFRS - Special Financial Reporting Issues
  17. IFRS - General Financial Statement Disclosures
2 Reviews (18 ratings)


Anonymous Author
Instructor basically read the slides to us. Not sure that added alot of value. Examples could have been better. ONe example I could not how she arrived at some of the numbers. This is a complcated subject matter. Better examples would have helped me understand this course much better, perhaps even using some pictorials.

Anonymous Author
This was a hard course to get into with all the various rules for the accounting.

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  Introduction to IFRS – Accounting for Employee Benefits per IAS 19 and IFRIC 141:54
  Short-Term Employee Benefits2:55
  Post-Employment Benefits & Defined Contribution Plan2:54
  Defined Benefit Plan6:20
  Actuarial Valuation Method3:48
  Plan Assets & Insurance Policies7:12
  Defined Benefit Cost4:14
  Amendments, Curtailments, Settlements & Multi-Employer Plans6:04
  Termination Benefits2:59
  Examples and Conclusion9:34
  IFRS - Accounting for Employee Benefits per IAS 19 and IFRIC 14 47:54
  Slides: IFRS - Accounting for Employee Benefits per IAS 19 and IFRIC 14PDF
  IFRS - Accounting for Employee Benefits per IAS 19 and IFRIC 14 Glossary/IndexPDF