Accounting standards

Big Four

Using Big Four improves disclosure quality

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

18 Jan 2013

Lords Lawson MacGregor and Lipsey

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

Hans Hoogervorst IASB chairman

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

New standards leave UK business with plenty to ponder

Advisors urge good planning and a considered approach to the introduction of new UK accounting standards

23 Nov 2012

Tighten reporting to stop mega-writedowns

More stringent reporting rules would curb valuation 'excesses', says Nick Hood

22 Nov 2012

IFRS Foundation opens regional office in Asia/Oceania

Parent body of the IASB opens first international office outside of London; Mary Tokar appointed to IASB

16 Nov 2012

Membership the crux of new IASB advisory forum

IASB’s collective approach to standard setting welcomed, but membership of new advisory body will prove a thorny issue

15 Nov 2012

IFRS adoption will eventually happen, US investors tell ACCA

It will take four and a half years for most US companies to be ready for IFRS, investors tell ACCA

14 Nov 2012

Hoogervorst predicts “uphill battle” on lease accounting

IASB chairman critical of lobbying against plans to account for lease expenses on the balance sheet

07 Nov 2012

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