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Peter Walton

Professor, ESSEC Business School, France
Peter WaltonPeter Walton

Peter Walton is a professor of accounting at ESSEC Business School, Paris. He is IFRS director at the ESSEC–KPMG financial reporting chair. After working for British and French multinational companies, he became a journalist and researcher. He is a chartered certified accountant and has a PhD from the London School of Economics. His consultancy firm provides reports on the evolution of international financial reporting standards for audit firms, standard-setters and companies.

Articles by this Author

  • Origins and Rationale for IFRS Convergence
    by Peter Walton
    How did an internal phone call in a Sydney hotel in 1972 lead 40 years later to a worldwide movement that is changing financial reporting radically and opening up international investment?Thanks to that conversation, companies can more and more easily access different stock markets, and investors can step across national and cultural boundaries. Investment should be getting more efficient. Since 2001, International Financial Reporting Standards...

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