Peter Walton is a specialist in International Accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). He is a regular observer at the standard setting meetings of the International Accounting Standards Board and writes extensively on the subject in both professional and academic journals. He teaches financial reporting under IFRS in Advanced Masters’ courses and investor relations under IFRS. Peter is Chairman of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of the European Accounting Association. Outside his academic work, his consulting firm provides technical inputs on the setting of IFRS to international audit firms, standard-setters and multinational companies. Peter holds a PhD from the London School of Economics.