This book appeals to a wide segment of the academic and professional market. It will appeal to accounting and finance professors and students because the main theme of the book deals with accounting and financial system reform. It will appeal to economists in the subfields of transition economics and development economics because it addresses current issues in their field. It will also appeal to scholars in the field of Russian and East European Studies and Asian Studies because the book is about several East European and Asian countries. Policy analysts and consultants who deal with accounting, finance, transition economics or Eastern Europe or Asia will also find this book to be a valuable reference and source of current information. Much of the information included in this book was gathered from dozens of interviews conducted with accountants, executives, educators and corporate governance specialists in several cities. Topics include problems of implementing International Financial Reporting Standards, recent developments in corporate governance, taxation and public finance, accounting education and accounting and finance certification.