Category Archives: IFRS

Final IFRIC Interpretation – Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Consideration

The International Accounting Standards Board (the Board) has today issued several amendments to IFRS Standards and an Interpretation that clarifies the requirements in particular Standards. These changes are part of the Board’s process to maintain IFRS Standards. As reported by The Standard. The changes include: annual improvements to IFRS Standards—these are minor amendments that clarify, correct or remove redundant wording in

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Professor Tom Scott to become member of the International Accounting Standards Board

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation have appointed Canadian academic Tom Scott as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (the Board). He will join the organisation in April for an initial five-year term. As reported by the IFRS Foundation. Mr Scott has been an academic in the field of accounting at various universities in Canada since the late

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Listen to the latest webinar on the forthcoming insurance contracts Standard

In November 2016, the International Accounting Standards Board discussed issues that arose during the external testing and drafting of the forthcoming insurance contracts Standard. This webinar provides an updated overview of the forthcoming Standard reflecting November’s decisions and covers the following: The need for change and the history of the project Level of aggregation Applying the Standard for the first

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Comparability: The Fourth Principle of International Financial Reporting Standards (Part 4 of 4)

The principle of comparability refers to the ability to compare financial statements from year-to-year, company-to-company, and industry-to-industry. IFRS requires that financial statements focus primarily on the needs of the users of the financial statements rather than the desires of those producing the statements. Comparability is one feature that definitely benefits the end user. Being able to easily compare financial statements

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Relevance: The third Principle of International Financial Reporting Standards (Part 3 of 4)

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Accountants certainly have a challenge to meet when it comes to applying the IFRS principle of relevance. IFRS says that an item is relevant if the information about that item has the potential to influence significantly the decisions of lenders, investors, and other users of the financial statements. The IFRS principle of relevance corresponds to the GAAP principle of materiality.

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Reliability: The Second Principle of International Financial Reporting Standards (Part 2 of 4)

In the first part of the series, we talked about clarity, the first of the four IFRS principles.  In this article we’ll examine the second principle, reliability. True and fair Reliable information means that the financial statements are a reflection of the company’s economic reality. In other words, are they a true and fair presentation of the company’s operating results

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Clarity: The First Principle of International Financial Reporting Standards (Part 1 of 4)

In conversations with individual accountants, I am discovering an initial reluctance to accept the change to IFRS, which relies more on the accountant’s judgment. IFRS requires that financial statements be prepared using four basic principles: clarity, relevance, reliability, and comparability. The principle of clarity requires that financial statements be easy to read and easy to understand. IFRS guidelines allow substantial

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Webinar – IFRS Update with the AcSB and IASB

IFRS update

Sign up now!Tune in to this webinar on October 12, 2016 to hear from the AcSB Chair, Linda Mezon, and IASB Board member, Stephen Cooper. Stephen will provide an update on IFRSs, giving Canadians a rare opportunity to discuss IFRS-related topics directly with a member of the IASB. As reported by The Standard. Event Details Location and date: Online (English)

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DON’T FORGET! IFRS Discussion Group Meeting Agenda – September 13, 2016

IFRS update

An agenda covering the topics for discussion is now available. Get more information about the meeting to be held in Saskatoon, including how to attend in person. Date: September 13, 2016 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Location: Delta Bessborough Salon Batoche 601 Spadina Crescent East Saskatoon SK  S7K 3G8 Public Observation: Complete the Observer Registration Form Read the Guidelines for

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IFRS Discussion Group – Report on May 31, 2016 Meeting

IFRS update

Read the report for details about the Group’s discussions. As reported by The Standard. IFRS Discussion Group Archived Audio Webcast May 31, 2016 The IFRS Discussion Group is a discussion forum only. The Group’s purpose is to assist the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) regarding the identification of issues arising on the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) in Canada.

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