As part of the year-end accounting process and review of operating policies, Cullen Co. is considering a change in the accounting for its equipment from the straightline method to an accelerated method. Your supervisor wonders how the company will report this change in accounting. It has been few years since he took intermediate accounting, and he cannot remember whether this change would be treated in a retrospective or prospective manner. Your supervisor wants you to research the authoritative guidance on a change in accounting policy related to depreciation methods.
Access the IFRS authoritative literature at the IASB website ( When you have accessed the documents, you can use the search tool in your Internet browser to respond to the following questions. (Provide paragraph citations.)
(a) What are the accounting and reporting guidelines for a change in accounting policy related to depreciation methods?
(b) What are the conditions that justify a change in depreciation method, as contemplated by Cullen Co.?

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