To provide financial information about the reporting entity that is useful to existing and potential investors, lenders and other creditors in making decisions about providing resources to the entity. Those decisions involve buying, selling or holding equity and debt instruments, and providing or settling loans and other forms of credit.
The Objective of General Purpose Financial Reporting is the basis of the Conceptual Framework.
In addition the 2018 revised Conceptual Framework sets out:
- the qualitative characteristics of useful financial information;
- a description of the reporting entity and its boundary;
- definitions of an asset, a liability, equity, income and expenses and guidance supporting these definitions;
- criteria for including assets and liabilities in financial statements (recognition)