Accounting standards

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Colin: It doesn't have to be War and Peace

Brevity should be the soul of company reports, suggests Colin

27 Jun 2013

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FRC: Changes to make reports more investor friendly welcomed

A consultation to make financial reports more investor friendly has been welcomed

27 Jun 2013

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IASB chair calls for behavioural change in disclosures

Hans Hoogervorst outlines a series of "simple" measures that will improve disclosures in financial reporting

27 Jun 2013

Bringing international financial reporting up to standard

The international standards used to draw up accounts for judging a company's financial health are not up to the job, writes Syed Kamal

26 Jun 2013

IASB insurance contract rules “a new world” for insurance

New rules on the accounting of insurance contracts represent fundamental change according to profession

21 Jun 2013

Investors call for IFRS review as legal opinion finds it ‘substantially flawed’

A leading UK lawyer has suggests that IFRS have “substantial legal flaws”

19 Jun 2013

Don't panic! is the message despite avoidance scheme ruling

What at face value appears to be a significant ruling on accountants' duties may not be the watershed it appears, say advisers

07 Jun 2013

IASB issues narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36

IASB publishes narrow-scope amendments to IAS 36 to address the disclosure of information about recoverable amount of impaired assets

30 May 2013

Interview: New IFAC chief executive Fayez Choudhury

Choudhury talks about ramping up the global accountancy representative's offering - while trying to make sure the profession isn't misunderstood

28 May 2013

Accounting rules could lead to artificial lease structures

Overhaul of lease accounting rules still complex and could lead to restructuring of lease agreements

23 May 2013

Summer Training Series: FRS 100-102 explained; IFRS; Audit

The Summer Training Series will consist of three half-day training courses in London, providing delegates with an update on financial reporting standards, international financial reporting standards and audit exempt companies

20 May 2013

IASB and FASB propose dual approach to lease accounting

IASB and FASB put forward a dual approach to accounting for leases on company balance sheets

16 May 2013

Shell balance sheet takes £12.3bn hit due to IAS19

Shell reports $19.2bn pension scheme hit to its balance sheet after implementing revised IAS19 standard

02 May 2013

EU agrees country-by-country reporting for extractive industries

European companies required to disclose full information on payments of more than €100,000 (£85,000) to governments in resource rich countries

11 Apr 2013

MPs want government's accounts to be more meaningful

Public Accounts Committee describes Whole of Government Accounts as "elaborate", and must be made more useful

11 Apr 2013

ASAF discusses conceptual framework at inaugural meeting

IASB and members of the ASAF discuss conceptual framework and impairment projects at inaugural meeting

10 Apr 2013

CIMA, IFAC & PwC combine forces to look at business model reporting

Institutes and firms have combined to look at business model reporting and how they can be integrated into financial reports, on behalf of the International Integrated Reporting Council

05 Apr 2013

Complaints pile up over changes to accounting regulations

Institutes flag up a multitude of concerns over the government's proposed changes to micro-entity financial reporting

03 Apr 2013

FRC and FASB among 12 members of IASB advisory forum

US and UK national standard setters among inaugural members of IASB's Accounting Standards Advisory Forum

20 Mar 2013

FRC releases another standard to streamline UK accounting

Financial Reporting Council releases simplified accounting standard which moves the country closer to an IFRS-based framework

14 Mar 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.

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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.