Accounting / IASB plans to prioritise intangibles reporting under IFRS

The head of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has set out plans for changes to financial reporting under IFRS to reflect the importance of intangibles reporting, create a stricter definition of operating profit and introduce management performance measures (MPM), 

Accounting / EFRAG consults on hedge accounting under IFRS 17

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) is running an outreach project to examine potential hedge accounting problems for IFRS reporters as part of its IFRS 17 endorsement project

Accounting / Financial disclosures on climate change lack clarity

As climate change pushes to the top of the agenda, more businesses are including climate-related information in their financial disclosures, but are still failing to provide sufficient clarity for investors, says TCFD

Accounting / European single electronic format for financial statements mandated

The European Commission has issued rules requiring all listed companies across EU member states who report under IFRS to submit their annual financial statements digitally as iXBRL documents from 1 January 2020

Accounting / International reporting: financial instrument valuations

Proposed changes to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments over alternative reference rates focus on a smooth transition, while discussions on performance measures show the IASB faces criticism for being too prescriptive, finds Jeroen Van Doorsselaere, vice president of value propositions at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Accounting / IASB consults on narrow-scope changes to IFRS 3

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is consulting on plans for three narrow-scope amendments to IFRS 3 Business Combinations, which would update the standard but without significantly changing its requirements

Accounting / Accounting updates: June 2019

In this month’s accounting updates, Companies House reporting regime overhaul planned, FRS 102 DB pension amendments, micro entities should adopt simplified accounting under FRS 105,  ACCA deficit grows, Kraft Heinz admits $181m misstatement, anti-money laundering (AML) oversight ramped up and academy schools Accounting Direction revised

Accounting / IASB consults on minor IFRS improvements

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has opened a three-month consultation on proposed narrow-scope amendments to four IFRS standards

Accounting / Accounting standards change to hit FTSE 100 pension schemes

Impending accounting standards changes to IFRIC 14 and the limit on defined benefit asset rules could hit FTSE 100 pension schemes by up to £100bn, double previous predictions, warns LCP

Accounting / Marshall: tips on IFRS 16 preparation and lease terms

As the half year financial reporting period approaches, Andrew Marshall FCA, senior technical partner at KPMG, examines the complexities of calculating lease terms, particularly for property, when reporting under IFRS 16 Leases

Accounting / Financial reporting tips for smaller quoted companies

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and ICAEW have released a guide to help smaller listed and AIM quoted companies improve their financial reporting as it is still falling below expectations

Accounting / IASB consults on changes to accounting for interest rate benchmarks

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is consulting on changes to the old and new financial instruments standards, IAS 39 and IFRS 9, in light of the reform of interest rate benchmarks such as interbank offer rates (IBORs)

Accounting / Accounting updates: May 2019

In this month’s accounting updates, the PRA calls for greater climate change risk reporting while the IASB says it will not move into sustainability reporting standard setting, PwC reports significant accounting irregularities at Datalex, Garden Bridge Trust is slated, and CIPFA consults on first financial management code

Accounting / Financial services must focus on climate change risk reporting

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) says banks and insurers need to do more to manage the financial risks from climate change

Accounting / IASB does not plan standards on sustainability reporting

Hans Hoogervorst, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), has indicated the board intends to play a role in developing climate-change related financial reporting, but will not move in to standard setting in this area, reports Pat Sweet