Regulatory bodies

International Accounting Standards Board

IASB to overhaul processes as further filing issues arise

The IFRS Foundation overhauls governance processes in light of continued shortcomings in its filing record at Companies House

25 Feb 2014

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EC cancels ICAEW and Mazars review into IFRS

Mazars and the ICAEW review into effects of IFRS cancelled, while EC launches investigation into IFRS Foundation's reporting failings

21 Feb 2014

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MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars IFRS contract

MEPs urge EC to cancel ICAEW and Mazars contract to review effects of IFRS; call for investigation into IASB reporting failings

17 Feb 2014

FRC to amend accounting for debt instruments

FRC to amend conditions that determine whether debt instruments can be measured at amortised cost or fair value

14 Feb 2014

IFRS Foundation admits to late filings on Companies House

IASB oversight body admits failing to file information at Companies House in timely fashion, but denies its filings have been 'chaotic'

12 Feb 2014

Profit or loss necessarily 'rough around the edges'

Broad definition of profit or loss "comes at a price", says IASB chair

05 Feb 2014

IASB issues interim standard on rate-regulated activities

IASB issues an interim standard that allows rate-regulated entities to continue using local policies on adopting IFRS

31 Jan 2014

FRC issues guidance on housing associations audits

Auditors issued with new guidance on the audit of housing associations

31 Jan 2014

Bischoff a winning appointment as next head of the FRC

The FRC's new chairman must bring his banking experience to bear on how the FRC tackles failings in bank audits, governance and financial reporting

28 Jan 2014

China hits back over Big Four US audit ban

Chinese securities regulator expressed "deep regret" over SEC decision to ban Big Four from auditing Chinese companies listed on US stock exchange

27 Jan 2014

Sir Win Bischoff named FRC chair

Lloyds Banking Group chair Sir Win Bischoff will replace Baroness Hogg at the FRC

23 Jan 2014

SEC judge suspends Big Four China units

Judge calls for Chinese affiliates of Big Four to be barred from working for any US-listed Chinese companies for six months

23 Jan 2014

KPMG faces investigation over Co-op Bank audit

KPMG investigated over its audit of troubled lender Co-op Bank

20 Jan 2014

FRC appoints John Stewart and Sir Brian Bender to its board

Legal & General and London Metal Exchange chairs joins FRC board

20 Jan 2014

FRC in danger of departing from Sharman recommendations

A member of the Sharman inquiry into 'going concern' warns that FRC proposals depart from panel's original recommendations

16 Jan 2014

Lord Green in running to be next FRC chairman

Lord Green, the former boss of HSBC and ex-trade minister, interviewed as a potential successor to Baroness Hogg, Accountancy Age understands

07 Jan 2014

New chair of profession’s disciplinary body

David Childs succeeds Richard Fleck as chair of FRC conduct committee

19 Dec 2013

Taking Stock: Some festive reading from the FRC

With seven notable releases in seven days, TS wonders what the FRC has been doing all year

18 Dec 2013

FRC to update FRS 101

FRC proposes to simplify, in the reduced disclosure framework, the new disclosure requirements of IAS 36

18 Dec 2013

Last minute deal pushes through EU audit reform

EU rules will impose mandatory audit rotation, restrict non-audit services, cap non-audit fees and enhance supervision

17 Dec 2013

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Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

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