Accounting standards

European commission

EU tells IASB and Efrag to toughen up governance regimes

Europe calls for IASB funding arrangements to be reliant on the IASB updating its own governance

08 Oct 2013

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Analysis: On balance sheet lease accounting looms large

The days of off balance sheet accounting for leases appear likely to end, despite concerns about more reporting complexity

04 Oct 2013

Roger Marshall

Insurance rules will create accounting mismatches, FRC warns

The FRC warns of flaws in proposed changes to the way insurance contracts are accounted for under IFRS

13 Sep 2013

Companies may rearrange leases to keep off balance-sheet

Lease accounting rules may result in companies changing the way deals are structured, rating agency Fitch warns

07 Aug 2013

IFRS “legally flawed”, say readers

Readers vote overwhelmingly in agreement with legal opinion suggesting IFRS is not compatible with company law

07 Aug 2013

IFRS for consolidated accounts could raise issues for shipping

IFRS 10 could raise questions over a shipping company's subsidiary status

31 Jul 2013

MEPs cast doubt on compatibility of IFRS with EU law

A group of five MEPs call for a review of IFRS' compatibility with European company law

29 Jul 2013

Auditor general disagrees with MoD accounting

Comptroller and auditor general qualifies accounts for fourth year after disagreements on impairment and lease charges

17 Jul 2013

DB pensions set for change under FRS 102

UK companies should prepare for a new regime for defined benefit schemes under FRS 102, writes Simon Taylor

08 Jul 2013

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

Brevity should be the soul of company reports, suggests Colin

27 Jun 2013

FRC: Changes to make reports more investor friendly welcomed

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

27 Jun 2013

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

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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

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

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

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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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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.