Accounting standards

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IASB and FASB propose dual approach to lease accounting

IASB and FASB put forward a dual approach to accounting for leases on company balance sheets

16 May 2013

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Shell balance sheet takes £12.3bn hit due to IAS19

Shell reports $19.2bn pension scheme hit to its balance sheet after implementing revised IAS19 standard

02 May 2013

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EU agrees country-by-country reporting for extractive industries

European companies required to disclose full information on payments of more than €100,000 (£85,000) to governments in resource rich countries

11 Apr 2013

MPs want government's accounts to be more meaningful

Public Accounts Committee describes Whole of Government Accounts as "elaborate", and must be made more useful

11 Apr 2013

ASAF discusses conceptual framework at inaugural meeting

IASB and members of the ASAF discuss conceptual framework and impairment projects at inaugural meeting

10 Apr 2013

CIMA, IFAC & PwC combine forces to look at business model reporting

Institutes and firms have combined to look at business model reporting and how they can be integrated into financial reports, on behalf of the International Integrated Reporting Council

05 Apr 2013

Complaints pile up over changes to accounting regulations

Institutes flag up a multitude of concerns over the government's proposed changes to micro-entity financial reporting

03 Apr 2013

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

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

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

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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

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

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

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