Financial reporting

Accounting / MPs invite 30,000 citizens to climate change assembly

Invitation letters will be sent out this Wednesday to thousands of members of the public asking the them to strategise how the UK will reach zero emissions

Accounting / Dividends and distributable profits: part 5

In the fifth in our dividends series, Croner-i tax and accounting writer David Duvall FCA looks in detail at issues relating to realised profits and losses

Accounting / College accounts direction updated for 2018-19

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has issued the 2018-19 college accounts direction setting out financial reporting requirements for sixth form and further education colleges

Tax / Goals Soccer Centre accounting loss balloons to £40m

Troubled Goals Soccer Centre, which de-listed from AIM earlier this year following the discovery of irregularities in its accounts, has now admitted the profits of the business may have been overstated by as much as £40m since 2009

Accounting / Accounting updates: November 2019

This month’s roundup includes FRC’s revised Stewardship Code, MPs grill auditors over Thomas Cook failure, climate change reporting, concerns raised on revenue recognition disclosures, FRC consults on future of company reports and CIPFA calls for fundamental shift in local government financial reporting

Accounting / International reporting: dynamic risk, disclosures and financial reporting

Improving the quality of risk management and disclosure is a priority for the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and revising IAS 32 is central to its plans for 2020. Jeroen Van Doorsselaere examines the priorities

Accounting / CIMA updates accountants' code of ethics

CIMA has revised its code of ethics in response to the challenges of digital businesses and the impact of emerging technologies, effective from 1 January 2020

Accounting / FRC wants corporate reporting improvements to increase trust

The FRC (Financial Reporting Council) has written to all audit committee chairs and finance directors, following its annual review of corporate reporting, calling for improvements in order to enhance public trust in business and ensure companies address the issues which matter for investors

Accounting / FTSE 100 strengthens reporting on company values

Greater responsiveness to shareholder concerns and climate change worries, along with the impact of Brexit, featured strongly in FTSE 100 annual reports this year, according to analysis from Deloitte

Accounting / FRC launches revised ‘green’ UK stewardship code

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a revised UK Stewardship Code, widening the scope to include pension funds and insurers, and adding new annual reporting requirements

Accounting / ESMA reporting enforcement prioritises IFRS 16 Leases

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has outlined the priorities for European enforcers when examining 2019 annual financial reports of listed companies

Accounting / MPs question PwC, EY over Thomas Cook going concern status

MPs have severely criticised senior audit professionals from PwC and EY over their level of challenge to management’s going concern statements as part of an investigation into the collapse of Thomas Cook, as well as highlighting strong objections to the provision of non-audit services to audit clients

Accounting / Lack of consistency on climate change reporting worries investors

The quality of reporting on climate-related issues is falling short of investors’ expectations with a lack of consistent comparative data and analysis, while materiality issues are frequently ignored

Accounting / Dividends and distributable profits: part 3

The payment of dividends can be a difficult area with even listed companies falling foul of the law in recent years. In the third of eight articles, Croner-i tax and accounting writer David Duvall highlights the importance of company accounts

Accounting / FRC survey on future of company reports

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is seeking stakeholders’ views on company reports as part of a major project on the future of corporate reporting, which is aimed at shaping and improving information for all users of corporate reports, so that they are more useful