A recent article by Amir Ghandar, former Deputy Director, Public Policy & Regulation at the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), in the Australian Financial Review takes a hopeful angle on the crisis in audit confidence, arguing that the digital age’s thirst for trusted information signals the start of a golden age of audit. Recent years have […]
Dramatic changes to the UK audit sector were proposed in a report this week setting out recommendations from an independent review of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). The audit profession and its regulator have been under intense scrutiny following a number of high profile corporate failures. The recommendations address gaps in FRC powers, setting a course for […]
There is no requirement to audit or provide any level of assurance on digitally formatted XBRL and Inline XBRL financial statements. This is not in the interest of investors.
Thinking about the way that using standardised structured data inside the enterprise can benefit management as well as investors and auditors is the subject of a new guest post from Mohini Singh.
This is the second in a series of guest posts from Mohini Singh, ACA, Director, Financial Reporting Standards, CFA Institute. For the past six years, the narrative assigned to investors is they are drowning in information. This script emerged in 2011/2012 with publications such as the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Cutting Clutter and ICAS’s Losing […]
As frequently reported here, audit firms around the world are increasingly turning to new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, to develop greater coverage and new insights. New machine learning techniques allow manual sampling efforts to be replaced with the automatic review of every single transaction of a particular type. Sounds like a way to provide a better, […]
The Court of Auditors in Italy has implemented an XBRL-based online submission system for the filing of financial statements by entities under the court’s jurisdiction.
The XBRL GL Framework is coming into increased use around the world as a way to standardize the reporting of financial and business information within an organisation or throughout a supply chain at a transactional level.
Business Reporting 360° will again have a track that presents the latest research into how XBRL is being utilized. These papers shed light on current practices and paint a picture for possible applications down the road. Two emerging themes are the impact of automation on analysing narrative elements and other non-financial information in annual reports; and the role XBRL plays in […]
XBRL International has created an Audit Data Collection (ISO) Task Force to act as a single point of communication between the XBRL community and the ISO during the ISO/PC 295 project