Accounting standards

Plan Sponsors face grim IAS19 profit and loss pension costs

Stubbornly high deficits couple with changes to IAS19 standards

14 Sep 2012

Regulators to clear up advisors' whistleblowing rules

Standard setter to revise instances where accountants should override confidentiality and disclose a suspected illegal act

23 Aug 2012

Development of engagement partners to be revised

The education board of IFAC consults on changes to professional development for engagement partners

13 Aug 2012

US won’t adopt IFRS for at least five years, says AICPA chairman

AICPA chairman of the board of directors Gregory Anton tells delegates at EDGE Conference that IFRS adoption is still a long way off

10 Aug 2012

Can IFRS be understood by dummies?

Leavitt Walmsley Associates audit and technical director Steve Collings reckons he knows IFRS so well he could train a dummy – TS was the test case

23 Jul 2012

IASB branded 'not fit for purpose' as it clashes with FASB

IASB at loggerheads with FASB over impairment accounting rules, which one critic labels as faulty and "deeply discredited"

20 Jul 2012

IFRS's quality not tarnished by US delay, says ICAEW

ICAEW backs IASB's global convergence project despite lack of a US decision on adoption of IFRS

17 Jul 2012

Reporting convergence: Frayed but not unravelling

The US delay over IFRS adoption is indicative of how global convergence has stalled. But the endgame is in sight for the IASB

17 Jul 2012

IASB takes swipe at SEC delay over IFRS

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

16 Jul 2012

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

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

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Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

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The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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