Similarities and differences between IFRS and Dutch GAAP

During this masterclass we give you an overview of and discuss the similarities and differences between IFRS and Dutch GAAP. This focuses on differences in recognition and measurement as well as presentation and disclosure in the financial statements. The theory discussed will be supported by several exercises.

This session is particularly interesting if:

  • your company reports under Dutch GAAP for statutory requirement, but group reporting is based on IFRS;
  • you are considering converting from Dutch GAAP to IFRS.

For whom?

This masterclass is for professionals with a background in finance and who work in an accounting, reporting and/or controlling role and your company is considering converting from Dutch GAAP to IFRS or has to report under both Dutch GAAP and IFRS. Basic accounting knowledge and experience is required to use the knowledge offered during this masterclass to its utmost.

Who are the trainers?

The trainers are accounting specialists at PwC Technical Office.

It was very useful and we will be able to use a big part in practice.

Participant training November 2019


13 October 2020

We follow the guidelines of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment). If this training cannot take place as classroom training, it will be offered as virtual training (live online) on the date mentioned above. We will inform you in time if necessary.


PwC Amsterdam


The costs of attending this training are € 495 excluding VAT. This amount includes training materials. 


This course will be given in English.

12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 13:15 Introduction
13:15 - 13:40 Framework and accounting principles in the Netherlands
13:40 - 14:10 Similarities
14:10 - 14:35 Differences – Business combinations
14:35 - 15:00 Differences – Pension accounting
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 15:45 Differences – Primary statements
15:45 - 16:15 Differences – Derivatives and hedge accounting
16:15 - 16:30 Differences – Post balance sheet events
16:30 - 17:00 Differences – Other topics
17:00 End

PE hours Accountants

The training courses of the Academy meet the requirements for Permanent Education of the NBA. By completing a masterclass, accountants (AA and RA) receive 4 PE hours. The certificate of attendance will be provided within 4 weeks after a masterclass.

PE points RC’s

By completing a masterclass, registered controllers receive 4 PE points. The certificate of attendance will be provided within 4 weeks after a masterclass.


Upon receipt of your registration we will send you a confirmation with additional information about the training session. Please note that the number of available places is limited. We therefore advise you to apply as soon as possible. If you are unable to attend, a colleague can take your place. If this is the case, please inform us by sending an e-mail to


Magda Chrysoulis-Stegeman

Magda Chrysoulis-Stegeman

Senior Director, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)88 792 86 70

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