Accounting standards

European commission

EC launches review of IFRS in the EU

Mazars and the ICAEW will assess whether the switch to IFRS has delivered the benefits that had been expected by the EU

23 Jan 2014

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Autonomy/HP analysis: The accounting argument

How can accounting standards form a part of the battle between Autonomy and HP? Stephen Bouvier explains

16 Jan 2014

Financial Reporting Council

FRC urges IASB to reintroduce concept of prudence

FRC urges IASB to reintroduce concepts of prudence, stewardship and reliability into conceptual framework

14 Jan 2014

FTSE 350 pension scheme accounting deficits increase by £25bn

Estimated aggregate IAS19 deficit for the defined benefit schemes of FTSE 350 companies stood at £97bn at 31 December 2013

08 Jan 2014

HP says accounting a 'ridiculous' excuse for Autonomy writedown

HP hits back at former Autonomy directors' claim that an accounting misunderstanding is the real reason HP had to make multi-billion dollar writedown on acquisition

08 Jan 2014

FRC to update FRS 101

FRC proposes to simplify, in the reduced disclosure framework, the new disclosure requirements of IAS 36

18 Dec 2013

Why the numbers add up for direct cash flow statements

Detractors must recognise that disclosure will bring benefits, not just for investors and analysts, but for businesses too

17 Dec 2013

FRC to simplify small company accounting

FRC consulting on proposals to amend the Financial Reporting Standard for Smaller Entities

10 Dec 2013

BT criticised over its accounting for network costs

Network rivals hit out at BT over its allocation of costs

27 Nov 2013

IASB publishes narrow-scope amendments to IAS 19

IASB makes narrow scope amendments apply to contributions from employees or third parties to defined benefit plans

22 Nov 2013

IASB overhauls hedge accounting

IASB adopts principles-based approach to hedge accounting which better reflects companies' risk management strategies

20 Nov 2013

ICAEW questions FRC commitment to international auditing standards

ICAEW suggests FRC policy on auditing standards could damage its global standing

19 Nov 2013

FRC proposes amendments to hedge accounting

FRC consults on changes to hedge accounting rules

18 Nov 2013

Pensions accounting in need of an overhaul, say readers

Pensions accounting is in need of substantial change according to Accountancy Age readers

04 Nov 2013

Colin: Don't play fast and loose with accounts

Colin wonders whether the FIA's accounts would pass their MOT

23 Oct 2013

Battle over 'prudence' isolates the IASB

The view of the many isn't necessarily right, but the IASB appears to be alone in defending its stance on prudence

17 Oct 2013

IFRS Foundation chair warns EU against amending IFRS

Changing IFRS for European purposes could lead to incompatible standards, warns Michael Prada

17 Oct 2013

Firms expected to review pensions accounting following WHSmith ruling

FRC investigation into WHSmith accounts could see advisers and clients review pension liabilities on financial statements

11 Oct 2013

IASB rate-regulation rules unfair to the UK, says FRC

FRC suggests interim standard for rate-regulated entities "disadvantageous" to countries that already use IFRS

11 Oct 2013

Izza urges end to arguments over legality of IFRS

Time to focus on resolving the many outstanding issues in financial reporting, says ICAEW chief executive

10 Oct 2013

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

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

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

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