Category Archives: IFRS Updates

IFRS 13 (FASB Topic 820) Fair Value Measurement and Required Disclosures – Such A Concept!

IFRS update

By issuing International Financial Reporting Standard #13 (IFRS 13), the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) defines fair value, sets out a framework for measuring fair value, and requires disclosures about fair value measurements. The IASB says IFRS 13 applies when another Standard “requires or permits fair value measurements or disclosures about fair value measurements (and measurements based on fair value,

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IAS 36 Impairment of Assets: Goodwill and Impairment

IFRS improves application

This month we’re looking what the IASB (International Accounting Standards Board) has been doing about improving the application of IAS 36 Impairment of Assets and specifically dealing with Goodwill and Impairment. The Board is looking at making the application of IAS 36 easier by using the unrecognized excess of the recoverable amount over the carrying amount of a cash‑generating unit

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Moving from GAAP to IFRS So many changes and so much to learn – A curse or an opportunity?

There is an ancient Chinese curse that goes something like this, “May you live in interesting times!” Well, these are definitely interesting times for accountants. Depending on your point of view, the numerous changes in the Canadian accounting landscape are either a curse or an opportunity. In Canada, Publicly Accountable Enterprises are changing from GAAP to IFRS and Private Enterprises

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Exposure Draft and comment letters—Property, Plant and Equipment—Proceeds before Intended Use (Proposed amendments to IAS 16)

The International Accounting Standards Board has proposed narrow scope amendments to IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment to reduce the diversity in application of the Standard. As reported by The Standard. IAS 16 establishes principles for recognising and measuring items of property, plant and equipment as assets. The proposed amendments would prohibit deducting sales proceeds from the cost of an

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What topic would you like to present in one of our upcoming workshops?


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The 2017 IFRS® Conference – November 1-2, 2017

Jointly presented by CPA Canada and the IFRS Foundation in Toronto, this conference is your opportunity to receive authoritative updates and implementation support on IFRS Standards. Presenters include the IASB® members Sue Lloyd (Vice-Chair), Gary Kabureck, Darrel Scott, Tom Scott, and Mary Tokar, as well as AcSB Chair Linda Mezon. As reported by The Standard. This year the International Financial

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Request for Issues – IFRS Discussion Group

Submit an Issue to the IFRS Discussion Group As reported by The Standard. Members of the public are encouraged to submit issues for possible consideration by the Accounting Standard Board (AcSB) IFRS Discussion Group. For an issue to be considered for a meeting, it must be submitted, in writing, six weeks prior to an upcoming meeting. If a submission is

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Final Standard – Insurance Contracts

The International Accounting Standards Board (the Board) has today issued IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts. This first truly international IFRS Standard for insurance contracts will help investors and others better understand insurers’ risk exposure, profitability and financial position. As reported by The Standard. IFRS 17 replaces IFRS 4, which was brought in as an interim Standard in 2004. IFRS 4 has

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IASB Discussion Paper – Disclosure Initiative—Principles of Disclosure

The IASB has issued a Discussion Paper that suggests principles to make disclosures in financial statements more effective. Canadian stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback directly to the IASB by October 2, 2017. As reported by The Standard. Comments to be received by 2 October 2017 Take action  Visit daily to be kept up to date on accounting information,

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