Accounting standards

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HSBC chief accountant critical of quality of risk reporting

Quality of the risk analysis that companies publish is "weak" according to HSBC's group chief accounting officer

14 Feb 2013

Financial Reporting Council

EU standard setters wade into IFRS debate

The FRC joins with fellow European national standard setters to influence IASB's work on conceptual framework that underpins IFRS

08 Feb 2013

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A bank carve-out would be thin end of reporting wedge

Carving out separate IFRS for banks will not prevent systemic shocks

31 Jan 2013

IASB: Auditors fail to see reports as models of communication

International Accounting Standards Board survey finds much work is needed in regards to financial disclosure in annual reports

28 Jan 2013

Separate rules for banks a "mistake", Lawson told

Big Four tell Lord Lawson imposing a different accounting regime for banks would be a mistake

24 Jan 2013

IASB to amend asset impairment rules

IASB publishes exposure draft of proposed modifications to the disclosures for the measurement of the recoverable amount of impaired assets

21 Jan 2013

Using Big Four improves disclosure quality

Companies using Big Four auditor provide better quality IFRS disclosures, Cass Business School study finds

18 Jan 2013

Banks’ accounts should be vetted by State auditor, MPs told

Parliamentary committee told state auditor should audit banks’ accounts and IASB rules on bank reporting should be overridden

17 Jan 2013

IASB could water down advisory forum membership criteria

Hans Hoogervorst suggests advisory forum commitment requirement could be changed to get FASB on board

11 Jan 2013

Banks pessimistic on financial instrument convergence

Majority of banks surveyed by Deloitte expect financial instrument accounting convergence to end in failure

08 Jan 2013

End era of convergence in months, not years – ICAEW

The institute suggests that all listed companies around the world should have the option of applying IFRS

12 Dec 2012

To disclose or not to disclose may no longer be the question

Changes to how pension liabilities are represented in the balance that could keep FDs awake at night, claims David Davison

12 Dec 2012

NAO again refuses to sign off MoD accounts

Amyas Morse wants more information on how the department verifies its valuation for inventory

07 Dec 2012

AS2012: Advisors must take note as cash accounting looms

Cash accounting may seem 'small-fry' but advisors must consider its impact, warn experts

05 Dec 2012

FASB must step up to retain standard-setting influence

FASB offered seat on global forum of setters, but warned of waning influence over international accounting rules

05 Dec 2012

PwC review sees hike in Phoenix IT accounting irregularities

Value of profit misstatement at Phoenix IT higher than originally thought, following PwC review

04 Dec 2012

Divisions over shape of new UK GAAP

FRC framework for reduced disclosures welcomed, but opinion split over shape of new UK GAAP

30 Nov 2012

IASB proposes limited changes to IFRS 9 classification and measurement requirements

New category of financial assets could increase volatility for some financial institutions

29 Nov 2012

Colin: Cutting red tape not always subtle

Setting new UK accounting standards is a delicate issue, notes Colin

27 Nov 2012

Islamic finance reporting needs consistency, says report

Harmonisation needed in Islamic financial reporting, finds ACCA and KPMG study

27 Nov 2012

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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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