The International Accounting Standards Board is reviewing how companies present goodwill on their balance sheets. Goodwill refers to an accounting value recorded when a company acquires another company, measuring the value of intangibles that go beyond what the physical assets alone are worth. It is a complex and at times controversial area, as it is […]
A recent Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute survey indicates that segmented reporting information is critical to investors, yet disclosures need improving dramatically. Recent exchanges between investors and tech giants such as Amazon and Alphabet (aka Google) show the struggle: Amazon and Alphabet cloak the performance of important sections of their business such as Alexa, Amazon […]
Now you can find out. Well, at least for the IFRS’s Conceptual Reporting Framework anyway. Following a reissue of their Conceptual Framework in March this year, the IFRS Foundation has now released a quiz to test your knowledge and understanding. As those who stand a chance of getting it all right will already be aware, […]
IASB Chairman outlines plans for the IFRS “Better Communications” initiative in Brazil. Making digital consumption of financial information easier via the IFRS XBRL taxonomy is one part of this effort.
On Tuesday 28 March, the IFRS Taxonomy team held a live webinar on the IFRS Taxonomy 2017, featuring IASB member Gary Kabureck. Play back the recorded version of the webinar and access the IFRS Taxonomy 2017 and its supporting materials here.
Our thoughts on a recent speech by IASB Chair Hans Hoogervorst.
Translations like these help promote IFRS adoption, which continues to grow around the world. It also means that one of the basic capabilities of XBRL is enabled in one of the world’s most important taxonomies.
In a speech setting out priorities for his second term, IASB Chair Hans Hoogervorst outlined plans to prioritise improvements to the communications of financial statements. Of particular interest to the XBRL community will be the continuation of the Disclosure Initiative, along with a focus on digital reporting and non-financial reporting. You can read Hoogervorst’s speech here.
Our take on “alternative performance measures” (also known as non-GAAP)? Use them judiciously and not to mislead. XBRL can help.