This week Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, made a speech at the 2019 Eurofiling Conference on the continuous work ESMA are doing to improve the quantity, quality, and availability of data, including in the context of financial reporting. Maijoor says “Financial reporting is a means of communicating and in the digital age […]
Following the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) passing into law on 29 May with the publication of the Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS), ESMA has published a draft update to the RTS. The new draft updates the RTS’s core taxonomy, which has been based on the 2017 IFRS taxonomy, to the 2019 IFRS taxonomy, ensuring the ESEF […]
After over four years of preparations, multiple draft proposals and a mammoth effort translating the IFRS standards into all official EU languages, the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) became law this week on May 29. The mandate is due to take effect for all IFRS based annual reports issued by public companies and PIEs for […]
Together with a press release marking the publication of the ESEF Regulatory Technical Standards in the Official Journal of the European Union, the European Commission published an ESEF Q&A, that provides answers to frequently asked questions. Significantly, it includes the following question and answer: 7) What kind of assurance will be provided for financial statements […]
GLEIF Annual Report demonstrates conversion from Adobe Indesign, ESEF taxonomy multi-lingual capabilities.
The European Single Electronic Format or “ESEF” is the name of the upcoming reporting mandate that will initially oblige all public company (and all EU Public Interest Entities) Annual Financial Reports that are prepared in accordance with the IFRS standards to be created as an Inline XBRL document. Initially the mandate will just cover the […]
This week the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the taxonomy for facilitating the implementation of the Regulatory Technical Standard (RTS) for ESEF.
The European Securities and Markets Authority has published a video (developed with input from XBRL Europe) on ESEF, the EU’s Inline XBRL mandate for IFRS filing public companies.
Speaking of ESEF, Accountancy Europe have published a useful factsheet and infographic guide to the new reporting requirement. Inline XBRL based ESEF will make reports machine-readable, facilitating access, analysis and comparability of financial statements. The European Commission hopes ESEF will make both reporting and investing easier. The factsheet provides an overview of ESEF’s requirements, including how ESEF works and why […]