Accounting

Accounting / IASB confirms one-year deferral for IFRS 17

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is proposing a one-year deferral of the effective date for IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts, under which insurance contract liabilities will be calculated as the present value, to 2022

Accounting / Samsung BioLogics accused of accounting violations

South Korea’s financial services regulator has ruled that Samsung BioLogics, the biotech drug arm of Samsung Group, the country’s biggest family-run conglomerate, ‘intentionally violated accounting rules’ and has imposed sanctions on its auditors

Accounting / Standards setters start work on corporate reporting alignment

The Corporate Reporting Dialogue (CRD), a group of major international corporate reporting standard setters and framework providers, has announced a two-year project focused on driving better alignment in the corporate reporting landscape

Accounting / Charity accounts part 11: financial instruments

This article, the eleventh in our series on charity accounts, will focus on how financial instruments are accounted for under FRS 102 SORP, including what disclosures charities are required to make about their basic financial instruments

Accounting / Performance metrics – how to improve reporting

The Financial Reporting Lab has published guidance for companies on ways to improve the presentation of performance metrics in their reporting following criticism from investors about a lack of clarity and transparency

Accounting / PwC called in for forensic review of Yü Group accounts

Yü Group plc has called in PwC to conduct a forensic review following accounting irregularities at the AIM-listed supplier of gas and electricity to UK businesses 

Accounting / Government amends accounting rules in Companies Act for post-Brexit

The government has issued draft legislation to amend the filing exemptions for companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) ahead of the UK leaving the EU, but refers to 'exit day'

Accounting / IFRS 16 Leases: tips and advice for retail sector - part 7

Andrew Marshall FCA, senior technical partner at KPMG UK, examines the impact of IFRS 16 on the retail sector examines how the new accounting rules, effective from 1 January 2019, affect lease terms and payments, discount options, and sale and leaseback

Accounting / Disclosure reporting at small listed companies under fire

Smaller listed companies must improve the quality of disclosures about significant accounting judgments and errors, and provide more transparency about their cash flow and tax arrangements

Accounting / Governments shift towards accrual basis reporting

Nearly two thirds of governments will report on an accrual basis by 2023, compared to the 25% of governments that do so now, according to the latest research from the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and CIPFA

Accounting / Post Office faces court battle over accounting software

A dispute over the accuracy of a digital accounting system used by the Post Office has now reached the High Court as sub-postmasters start their class action over the relationship between employees and the company, and the operation of the IT system

Accounting / FRC flags implementation issues with IFRS 9 and 15

The Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) thematic reviews of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers show that the early application of both standards has raised a number of problems, particularly in explaining the transition to key stakeholders

Accounting / Charity accounts part 10: charitable companies

This article, the tenth in our series on charity accounts, will focus on charitable companies’ SORP requirements, including the need to produce a strategic report and what the summary income and expenditure account should include

Accounting / ICAEW says ISA 315 not fit for small businesses

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) consultation on the proposed amendments to ISA 315, Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement, has elicited a response from ICAEW urging the body to take heed of concerns about its scalability

Accounting / Revising the risk assessment: ISA 315

Katherine Bagshaw FCA examines some the many long-standing issues of ISA 315, Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatement, and what the Exposure Draft of the revised standard improves upon
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