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The Harmonization of Accounting


  • Hajnal Noémi

    () (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Human Sciences, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc)


The development and configuration of the regulatory framework of the accounting systems in Romania and Hungary took place in different ways. Among the reasons for the diversities in these countries’ accounting systems, the following can be certainly mentioned: different purposes of taxation, legal structure, the accountancy’s connection with the corporate law and family law, diversification on corporate financing policy, and cultural heterogeneity. Both countries quickly caught up with the international accounting harmonization standards. The adaptation of the international accounting standards has many advantages and disadvantages; these have been discussed in several previous researches. This paper aims at comparing the Romanian and Hungarian states’ accounting regulations from the early 1990s, which were implemented in order to harmonize the states’ accountancy regulations with the international standards, and their impact on the economy, based on secondary analysis.

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  • Hajnal Noémi, 2017. "The Harmonization of Accounting," Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Economics and Business, Sciendo, vol. 5(1), pages 29-43, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:auseab:v:5:y:2017:i:1:p:29-43:n:2

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    harmonization; accountancy; IAS; IFRS; accounting standards;

    JEL classification:

    • M41 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Accounting


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