11 Best fair value measurements under IFRS 13 – Several IFRS standards provide guidance regarding the scope and application of the fair value option for assets and liabilities. Here they are from 1 to 11…….
1 Investments in associates and joint ventures
Investments held by venture capital organizations and the like are exempt from IAS 28’s requirements only when they are measured at fair value through profit or loss in accordance with IFRS 9. Changes in the fair value of such investments are recognized in profit or loss in the period of change.
The IASB acknowledged that fair value information is often readily available in venture capital organizations and entities in similar industries, even for start-up and … Read more
IFRS 13 The best Fair value fundamentals discusses the key concepts in the fair value standards, including the definition of fair value, inputs to fair value measurements, and the fair value hierarchy. It also addresses certain issues associated with the application of these concepts.
IAS 36 Best brilliant impairment of telecom assets sets out the procedures that an entity should follow to ensure that it carries its assets at no more than their recoverable amount. Recoverable amount is the higher of the amount to be realised through using or selling the asset.
Where the carrying amount exceeds the recoverable amount, the asset is impaired and an impairment loss must be recognised.
The standard details the circumstances when an impairment loss should be reversed, and also sets out required disclosures for impaired assets, impairment losses, reversals of impairment losses as well as key estimates and assumptions used in measuring the recoverable amounts of cash-generating units (CGUs) that contain goodwill or intangible … Read more
9 Best practical Impairment related company loans – What are related company loans?
Technically not the most difficult question one would think, BUT………
Entities must first consider whether the loan is within the scope of IFRS 9 or another standard. This is because IFRS 9: 2.1(a) scopes out ‘interests in subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures’ that are accounted for in accordance with IAS 27 Separate Financial Statements or IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures i.e. at cost less impairment or using the equity method.
In many cases, it will be clear that the loan is a debt instrument that falls within the scope of IFRS 9 but some scenarios may require a more detailed analysis.… Read more
IFRS 9 Proper accounting for Related Company Loans – IFRS 9 Financial Instruments makes no distinction between unrelated third party and related party transactions. Entities that prepare stand-alone financial statements are required to apply the full provisions of the standard to all transactions within its scope.
This means related company loan receivables must be classified and measured in accordance with the requirements of IFRS 9, including where relevant, applying the Expected Credit Loss (ECL) model for impairment. IFRS 9 Proper accounting for Related Company Loans
Applying IFRS 9 to related company loans can present a number of application challenges as they are often advanced on terms that are not arms-length or sometimes advanced on an informal basis … Read more
Completely understand 1 consolidated and 2 separate financial statements is a summary of the requirements of IFRS 10 Consolidated financial statements, IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements, IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities and IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint ventures and IAS 27 Separate financial statements.
Major topics discussed are:
The single control model in IFRS 10 that applies to all entities (including ‘structured entities’ or ‘variable interest entities’ as they are referred to in US GAAP). The changes introduced by IFRS 10 require continuous management to exercise significant judgement to determine which entities are controlled, and therefore are required to be consolidated by a parent. IFRS 10 may periodically change which entities are
IFRS 12 Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities is a consolidated disclosure standard requiring a wide range of disclosures about an entity’s interests in subsidiaries, joint arrangements, associates and unconsolidated ‘structured entities’. Disclosures are presented as a series of objectives, with detailed guidance on satisfying those objectives.
An investment entity that prepares financial statements in which all of its subsidiaries are measured at fair value through profit or loss presents the disclosures relating to investment entities required by IFRS 12. [IFRS 12 6 b ii]
IFRS 12 requires disclosure of the significant judgments and assumptions that an entity has made in determining the nature of its interest in another entity or arrangement. It also … Read more
Power in IFRS-perspective is all about the difference between structured entities (also called Special Purpose Vehicles, think of Enron!) and non-structured entities (strange name for normal (legal) entities) and what control through power means in IFRS 10 Consolidation.
Power is defined in IFRS 10 as ‘existing rights that give the current ability to direct the relevant activities’.
Just to look at an important term in IFRS from a different perspective, here are some IFRS / financial reporting topics in which power plays an important role. By reading this you get a quick understanding on all kinds of financial reporting issues.
Power and (Non-) Structured entities
Although there is no distinction between different types of entities … Read more