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FASB considers delay to revenue recognition rules

US standard setter considering whether to delay the date by which companies must shift to new rules around revenue recognition

28 Jan 2015

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EU Accounting Directive could damage UK economy, warns ICAEW

ICAEW warns of risk that over-simplifying reporting requirements can have on the ability of small companies to secure credit

28 Jan 2015

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"Radical and important' audit standards welcomed by ACCA

ACCA sees this improvement in auditor's reports as crucial to the future value of audits, enhancing both transparency around the audit and innovation in audit reporting

16 Jan 2015

FRC consults on FRS101 amendment

Announcement is in line with the FRC’s commitment to update FRS 101 annually to ensure the reduced disclosure framework remains consistent with IFRS

16 Dec 2014

IASB pledges to maintain ‘strong’ bilateral relationship with FASB

IASB vice-chairman Ian Mackintosh heralds achievements of convergence project at AICPA conference

10 Dec 2014

IASB seeks to widen global investor engagement in IFRS

IASB seeks greater participation from international buy-side investor community

02 Dec 2014

Mackintosh predicts period of calm for financial reporting

Ian Mackintosh, IASB vice-chairman, said that "after a decade of almost continuous change in financial reporting, we could have some relative calm"

10 Nov 2014

Tesco suspends execs and call in Deloitte over profits overstatement

Huge overstatement sees execs suspended, including UK FD, and Deloitte called in to investigate

22 Sep 2014

US lawmakers call for preservation of cash accounting

US institute AICPA leads opposition to move to accrual accounting as part of reforms to federal tax code

12 Sep 2014

IASB confirms line-up of IFRS 9 implementation group

The 12-strong panel includes members of the Big Four, along with representatives from Barclays, Bank of China and Deutsche Bank

27 Aug 2014

Colin: Capital punishment

Is IFRS being used as a scapegoat for bad corporate behaviour? muses Colin

14 Aug 2014

IFRS ‘disconnected’ from true and fair, investors claim

Group of institutional investors claim IFRS disconnected from the requirements for true and fair accounts

14 Aug 2014

IFRS 9 leaves much open to interpretation

Judgement will play a key part in implementing new financial instruments standards, finds Richard Crump

11 Aug 2014

IASB scraps dual lease accounting model

IASB reverts to single model for lease expenses, scrapping the dual approach agreed with US counterpart FASB last year

11 Aug 2014

Betfair pays £80m to investors contrary to accounting rules

The gambling business admits to breaching ICAEW guidance from 2011 to 2013

05 Aug 2014

Banks take a forward view of losses under new IFRS rule

IASB issues finished financial instruments accounting standard, but fails in convergence attempts with FASB

25 Jul 2014

FRC reveals ‘struggle’ in IASB discussions

Working with international standards body "like pushing water uphill", Haddrill admits

24 Jul 2014

IFRS chair opens door for 'prudence' reintroduction

IFRS Foundation chair suggests prudence should be reinserted into conceptual framework

16 Jul 2014

Conceptual differences hamper lease accounting project

Attempts by IASB and FASB to hammer out new lease accounting standard hampered by 'conceptual difference of opinion', finds Naomi Rainey

15 Jul 2014

Taking Stock: IFRS pocket guide unlikely to end on Carney's book shelf

Bank of England governor at a loss over what to do with IFRS pocket guide

10 Jul 2014

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Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

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