Financial reporting

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KPMG called in to review project controls at Balfour Beatty

Big Four firm called in as Balfour Beatty's UK construction services division sees margins eroded

30 Sep 2014

Financial Reporting Council

FRC publishes final guidance on going concern

FRC retains original wording of controversial going concern proposals in updated corporate governance code

17 Sep 2014

Financial Reporting Council

IFRS ‘disconnected’ from true and fair, investors claim

Group of institutional investors claim IFRS disconnected from the requirements for true and fair accounts

14 Aug 2014

Banks take a forward view of losses under new IFRS rule

IASB issues finished financial instruments accounting standard, but fails in convergence attempts with FASB

25 Jul 2014

FRC reveals ‘struggle’ in IASB discussions

Working with international standards body "like pushing water uphill", Haddrill admits

24 Jul 2014

MPs to grill FRC over going concern

Sir Win Bischoff and Stephen Haddrill face House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee grilling over going concern

22 Jul 2014

Investors slam FRC going concern proposals

Plans to water down ongoing viability statements will be “damaging to the public interest”, according to top shareholders

04 Jul 2014

Use 'The Lab' to end going concern concerns

FRC cannot afford another consultation on going concern, it should send the debate to the Financial Reporting Lab

02 Jul 2014

Barclays publishes first country-by-country report

Barclays' worldwide effective corporation tax rate 53%, disclosure shows

01 Jul 2014

IASB forms working group ahead of IFRS loss model launch

Group will focus on requirements for impairment of financial instruments under IFRS 9

24 Jun 2014

Extended audit and audit committee reports produce varied results

KPMG’s survey finds a variety of risks and approaches in extended auditor and audit committee reports

20 Jun 2014

FRC: True and fair overrides accounting standards

FRC reconfirms that a true and fair view remains fundamental requirement of financial reporting

06 Jun 2014

ACCA calls for IFRS 3 to be reconsidered

Accounting standard for the acquisition of businesses combinations needs reconsidering, says global accountancy body

06 Jun 2014

Regulators publish new global revenue accounting standard

Way companies account for revenue overhauled by global and US standard setters, in major step towards creating a converged set of international accounting rules

29 May 2014

FRC consulting on going concern in changes to CG code

FRC consulting on going concern along with reforms to directors' remuneration policy as part of wider changes to the corporate governance code

25 Apr 2014

EU Parliament adopts non-financial reporting rules

Large companies must disclose a host of non-financial information in their annual reports

17 Apr 2014

FRC to launch new consultation on going concern

UK reporting watchdog to develop going concern proposals for further public consultation following investor criticism, Accountancy Age can reveal

26 Mar 2014

Colin: A world beyond reporting standards

Colin wonders how accountants would feel without the issue of reporting standards

03 Mar 2014

EU endorses non-financial reporting for large companies

Large companies within the EU to report non-financial information in management statement

03 Mar 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

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