Accounting standards

Accounting / IFRS 15 rollout will stop mobile networks overcharging after contracts end

Telecoms giants Vodafone, EE and Three are continuing to charge customers extra for a handset after this cost has been covered in their fixed deal, research suggests, despite the looming prospect of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers

Accounting / FRS 101: disclosure exemptions explained - part 2

Anne Cowley ACA examines the disclosure requirements and exemptions provided under FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure Framework, and explains how to make the most of reporting under this accounting regime and any potential pitfalls for reporters

Accounting / FCA mines Rio Tinto for record £27m fine over disclosure failings

FTSE 100 mining giant Rio Tinto has been fined a record £27.4m by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for breaching disclosure and transparency rules, and is also facing fraud charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the US against both the company and its former CEO and CFO

Accounting / IASB consults on narrow-scope amendments to IFRS 9 and IAS 28

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) is consulting on minor amendments to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and to IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures to aid implementation, even before IFRS 9 is implemented

Accounting / FRC tips for 2017/18 annual reporting requirements

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has written to companies to highlight changes to reporting requirements and key areas where improvements can be made when preparing annual reports for the 2017/18 reporting season, with a particular focus on meeting investors’ requirements

Accounting / FRC ends probe into PwC over Barclays client asset protection failures

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced the closure of its investigation into PwC’s conduct in relation to its role in reporting to the Financial Services Authority (FSA), now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), on Barclays Bank’s compliance with the FSA’s client asset rules, which saw the bank hit with a £37m fine for serious failings

Accounting / DfID introduces open book accounting to tackle supplier profiteering

The Department for International Development (DfID) has announced reforms of its work with contracted suppliers in a bid to clamp down on the risk of profiteering, excessive charges and unscrupulous practices

Accounting / Accounting updates: October 2017

In this month’s roundup of developments in accounting and financial reporting, switch to IFRS 15 hits Capita's 2016 profits, Companies House rejects some micro entity accounts, Charity Commission annual return service launched

Accounting / FRS 102: accounting for distributable profits and intragroup loans

After a number of reporting errors made by listed companies, Sarah Perrin ACA examines the accounting rules for the treatment of distributable profits and intragroup loans rules under FRS 102 

Accounting / International reporting: IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts unpicked

Jeroen Van Doorsselaere, VP of risk and finance at Wolters Kluwer, unravels IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts, announced in May earlier this year, explaining what changes have been made to the previous insurance standard IFRS 4 which will be replaced by IFRS 17 when it is implemented in 2021

Accounting / IASB announces members of transition group for IFRS 17

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has announced the 18 members of its transition resource group to support the implementation of IFRS17 Insurance Contracts, with five out of the 18 members based in the UK

Accounting / FRC proposes amendments to FRS 102 for Gift Aid payments

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is set to amend the rules for handling Gift Aid payments under FRS 102 in an effort to clarify when profits from a non-charitable subsidiary can be distributed to the parent charity

Accounting / FRS 102: handling derivatives and material valuations

Zwi Sacho, director of corporate accounting advisory practice at Chatham Financial Europe, tackles the large and material valuation requirements of derivatives under FRS 102 accounting, as businesses adjust to the standard

Accounting / Hoogervorst calls for greater focus on intangibles reporting not IFRS numbers

The head of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has set out a robust defence of its role as the IFRS standard-setter against a backdrop of investor demand for alternative performance measures and increasing calls for more information on intangibles and value, rather than a focus on pure numbers

Accounting / IASB consults on definition of material information in IAS 1 and IAS 8

The IASB has launched a consultation on proposed clarifications to IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements and IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors centring on the definition of ‘material’ information in financial statements