Accounting standards

Michel Prada IASB trustee chairman

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

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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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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

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

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

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Leader: Can Tesco questions be answered without more red tape?

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Leader: CFOs must prepare for a more devolved UK

CFOs must consider the potential for all four of the UK nations to set different tax rules and implement separate business environments

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Accountants need a better bedside manner

Step back and put your self in other people's shoes, says chartered accountant Sydney Callis

Taking Stock: ICAEW Council takes a wee break

ICAEW Council meetings taking an uncomfortably long time to get through, TS notes

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Colin wonders who might be interested in Phones4U's plight

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Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

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