Accounting standards

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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

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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

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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

Draghi tells EU to 'progress swiftly' in adopting IFRS 9

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi tells policymakers in Europe to ‘progress swiftly in the adoption of IFRS 9'

10 Jul 2014

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

07 Jul 2014

Investors slam FRC going concern proposals

Plans to water down ongoing viability statements will be “damaging to the public interest”, according to top shareholders

04 Jul 2014

IASB forms working group ahead of IFRS loss model launch

Group will focus on requirements for impairment of financial instruments under IFRS 9

24 Jun 2014

FRC: True and fair overrides accounting standards

FRC reconfirms that a true and fair view remains fundamental requirement of financial reporting

06 Jun 2014

ACCA calls for IFRS 3 to be reconsidered

Accounting standard for the acquisition of businesses combinations needs reconsidering, says global accountancy body

06 Jun 2014

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