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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 / FRC consults on draft feedback on IFRS 17 pre-release amendments

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has released a draft of its proposed responses to IASB’s pre-implementation consultation on complex amendments to IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts even before the standard has been released

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 / M&C Saatchi posts one-off £6.4m accounting charge

Adverting giant M&C Saatchi has revealed accounting issues first identified by external auditor KPMG have forced the company to take a one-off exceptional charge of £6.4m to its 2019 results

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

Accounting / Consultation on investment property under IFRS for SMEs

The IFRS Foundation has issued a draft Q&A for comment on the application of the IFRS for SMEs standard relating to investment property exemptions on first adoption of the accounting rules

Accounting / IASB consults on IAS 1 focus on materiality in accounting policy disclosures

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has published proposed narrow-scope amendments to IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements to help companies improve their accounting policy disclosures for users of financial statements

Accounting / International reporting: amending IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

Complicated changes to IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts even before it comes into force in 2022 highlight inherent complexities. Jeroen Van Doorsselaere examines the proposals

Accounting / London businesses worst for filing late accounts at Companies House

London and Birmingham are the worst areas in the country for filing accounts late with over 200,000 UK companies facing fines for non-compliance for missing the Companies House deadline

Accounting / IASB consults on IAS 12 amend to reflect lease accounting rules

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is consulting on changes to the treatment of deferred tax under IAS 12 Income Taxes as a result of IFRS 16 lease accounting rules

Accounting / FRC amends FRS 101 for insurance contracts

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has issued an amendment to FRS 101 reduced disclosure framework as part of its annual review, to address a conflict with the new insurance contracts standard

Accounting / International reporting: when the big standards disappear

After the launch of three critical IFRS on revenue recognition, financial instruments and leases, the IASB is switching its focus to disclosure, taxonomy and a hedging replacement, explains Jeroen Van Doorsselaere, vice president of value propositions at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Accounting / IASB proposes amendments to IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is consulting on proposed amendments to the Insurance Contracts standard, IFRS 17 before it is even introduced to reduce the costs of implementation and make it easier for companies to explain their financial results after they apply the standard

Accounting / Accounting updates: July 2019

In this month’s accounting updates Morgan review calls for charity reporting shake up, Crown Dependencies plan beneficial ownership register, EU plans to simplify company registrations and senior accounting officer (SAO) fines jump 22%
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