Accounting standards

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IASB takes swipe at SEC delay over IFRS

IASB trustees chairman Michael Prada unimpressed by SEC dithering over IFRS adoption

16 Jul 2012

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SEC decision over IFRS kicked into the long grass

US SEC still not set on a timetable to converge with global reporting standards. Its report will not contain recommendation on whether to move fully to IFRS

12 Jul 2012

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FSA cites tax and accounting in Barclays concern

Lord Adair Turner wrote to Barclays chairman Marcus Agius about general concerns over the bank's approach to regulation, citing tax and accounting examples

10 Jul 2012

IAASB proposed mandatory auditor commentary

Global assurance board consults on proposals to improve how and what auditors report on in financial statements

26 Jun 2012

I may have been 'a bit naïve', admits Hoogervorst

Chairman of the IASB says it has been a steep learning curve since taking the job

21 Jun 2012

IASB and FASB settle differences over lease accounting

Standard setters agree to a two model approach to accounting for lease expenses on the balance sheet

14 Jun 2012

BoE’s Haldane calls for separate rules for banks

Current international reporting standards are falling short for banks

06 Jun 2012

Expected-loss model "well on the way", says IASB

Hans Hoogervorst said criticisms of incurred-loss model only partially justified

06 Jun 2012

ICAEW warns against prohibiting the use of fair value

Prohibiting the use of fair value would cause many derivative financial instruments to be taken off the balance sheet

09 May 2012

IASB proposes 11 amendments to IFRS

Amendments include changes to the IFRS 13 fair value measurement

04 May 2012

Don’t delay reporting changes warn firms

E&Y and Grant Thornton warn Accounting Standards Board delays to implementing financial reporting changes could cost businesses

02 May 2012

FRAB announces structural changes

FRAB is making changes relating to its future role, structure and operational arrangements

27 Apr 2012

FRC hedges bets over audit governance

FRC governance proposals will restore faith in reporting process, while audit tendering rules signal a split from EC stance

25 Apr 2012

World is waiting as US dithers over IFRS

Sir David Tweedie warns that US elections could put convergence back ten years

25 Apr 2012

Size does matter according to incoming AADB sanctions

AADB issues sanctions consultation which could see firms having to pay massive fines but will inject proportionality into the system

24 Apr 2012

AADB sanctions will prompt wistful thinking

The Big Four may look back wistfully at the days when a record fine could be represented by the paltry sum of £1.4m

23 Apr 2012

IASB and FASB offer clarification around expected loss attributes

The boards also clarified the so called ‘three bucket' approach, designed to help banks make responsible provisions

23 Apr 2012

Problems with IAS 39 flare up again

Pirc claims that auditors are forcing boards to comply with IFRS rather than the law. Surely auditors would be mad to go against current standards?

12 Apr 2012

Stop using accounting as a scapegoat says FRAC chair

Blaming IFRS for poor judgment is like blaming tape measures for not building flood defences high enough

04 Apr 2012

FRC comes under fire for its motives on disciplinary cases

FRC annual general meeting sees questions raised as to the motives of its pursuance of cases

21 Mar 2012

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