Accounting standards

Accounting / Treasury consults on public sector financial reporting rules

The Treasury is consulting on revisions to the government financial reporting manual (FReM) to improve the quality and transparency of public sector annual reports

Accounting / Accounting deadlines: Sep - Dec 2019

The key accounting deadline is 30 September for annual returns for private companies for periods ending 31 December 2018, and for public companies with periods ending 31 March 2019 to be filed at Companies House, while December marks year end reporting for academy school trusts

Accounting / EFRAG launches crypto-assets research to tighten accounting rules

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) is seeking input from crypto-assets experts, as part of a research project looking to address current gaps in accounting standards

Accounting / Companies handed 223k penalties for late filing accounts

Thousands of penalties for late filing of company accounts were handed out in 2018 with more than 25,000 companies missing the 30 September deadline

Accounting / Top 10 tips for filing year-end accounts – part 2

The filing deadline for private companies with a December year end and public companies with a March year end is 30 September. Michelle Roberts ACA, senior technical writer, audit & accounting, at Croner-I provides essential advice on how to file FRS 102 year-end accounts to avoid unwanted penalties

Accounting / Overhaul of charity SORP committee sees change of membership

There is to be a major overhaul of the way the charity accounting rules under the Charity SORP framework are developed with a new, smaller SORP committee, following a highly critical government review

Accounting / Top 10 tips for preparing year-end accounts – part 1

For private companies with a December year end and public companies with a March year end, the accounts filing deadline is fast approaching. Kate Beeston ACA, technical writer, audit & accounting, Croner-i, provides an essential guide to preparing FRS 102 accounts

Accounting / International reporting: how relevant are IFRS standards?

The recent IASB annual conference focused on the transparency of international reporting under IFRS, the relevance of standards to company reporters and stakeholders, and the definition of materiality. Jeroen Van Doorsselaere, vice president of value propositions at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, unpicks the key issues

Accounting / Transition tips: FRS 105 to FRS 102 - NEW CPD module

This month's exclusive Accountancy Daily CPD module focuses on transitioning from FRS 105 Micro-Entities Regime accounting rules for small entities to full blown FRS 102 Financial Reporting Standard

Accounting / Moody’s warns on staggered adoption date for lease standard

Credit ratings agency Moody’s has criticised plans to defer the rollout of the new US lease accounting standard for smaller companies and non-profits, saying it will distort comparability of accounts

Accounting / Marshall: calculating distributable reserves

The complex rules around distributable reserves has led to incorrect dividend payments and miscalculations, with interim reporting creating further challenges for listed companies. Andrew Marshall FCA, senior technical partner at KPMG, examines the issues

Accounting / Kingfisher faces £2.6bn lease liability on balance sheet

FTSE 100 home improvement group, Kingfisher, has warned that the new lease accounting standard, IFRS 16, which it has adopted retrospectively, has affected certain half year 2018/19 and full year 2018/19 income statement line items, including retail profit by geography

Accounting / University launches app to ‘translate’ annual report information

A team of academics at Lancaster University has developed an app to help investors and regulators make sense of hard-to-understand financial reports, after finding that while annual reports have doubled in length in the last decade, there has been no improvement in their readability score

Accounting / US standard setter consults on delay to lease accounting standard

The US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that would grant private companies, not-for-profit organisations, and certain small public companies additional time to implement the new standard on leases, current expected credit losses (CECL) and hedging

Accounting / US standard setter set to delay lease accounting rule change

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is considering deferring the implementation date for the new lease accounting standard by a year for private companies and non-profits in the US
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