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ESMA urges transparency on Covid-19 financial effects

With Covid-19 creating significant uncertainty amongst businesses and the economic and financial system, the need for strong transparency and clear communication has only increased. The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has underlined the importance of transparency and consistency with reporting requirements when disclosing the financial effects of Covid-19 in half-yearly financial reports. Where necessary, […]

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Corporate Reporting and Coronavirus

The third in a series on the Coronavirus and corporate reporting, Accountancy Europe has released a podcast looking at how to report in accordance with the IFRS standards during this irregular period – focusing on how to use the flexibility of IFRS 9 – and the various accommodations that have been made for companies and […]

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SEC updates Test Suite

Of relevance to software vendors working with US filings, this week the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) updated its interactive data test suite in order to help software vendors to produce filings that conform to the rules set out in the Edgar Filing Manual. The test suite is a way of expressing those rules in […]

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Sustainability reporting and IFRS

There is a compelling case for the IFRS Foundation to help develop globally comparable standards for sustainability reporting – according to a recent speech from IFRS Foundation Trustee Teresa Ko. Ko’s speech, given at the inaugural meeting of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group, suggested that sustainability reporting is […]

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EBITDAC enters the Vocabulary

With the Coronavirus crisis continuing to put pressure on businesses, regulators and governments and with people still (mostly) locked down, it’s good to see that the crisis seems to have brought out some special creativity. As reported pretty widely, a few brave companies, whether in an act of special creativity, or because they just wanted […]

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Tips for reporting during Covid-19

Reporting this year is vastly more complicated for many companies. A concise and clear blog post this week from Estonia gives some tips to help work through any pandemic-related problems and submit annual reports on time and correctly during the crisis. It’s a comprehensive guide to who, what and how to report for businesses in […]

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Reg-Tech Solutions sought in Innovation Sprint

Increasing digitisation has opened up many avenues for new technology to transform the world of regulation. The G20 and Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have launched the G20 TechSprint Initiative to explore ways in which technology can help solve some of the most pressing compliance and supervision challenges – challenges now compounded by the Covid-19 […]

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US Government Annual Report

Every year each publicly traded company in the US must submit an iXBRL tagged Annual Report (known as a “Form 10-K”) to the Securities and Exchange Commission, giving a comprehensive account of financial performance, condition and risk. What if the US government did the same? There is no requirement for federal, state and local governments […]

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The Future of Reporting – Down Under

Major economies around the world are increasingly adopting XBRL based digital reporting – is it time for Australia and New Zealand to join them? A new paper from Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand provides a detailed analysis of the need for reform in reporting and the achievements, as well as some of the issues associated with […]

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Accountancy Europe supports EC Initiative to review Non-Financial Reporting

The European Commission (EC) are currently undergoing a review process, taking a fresh look at its Sustainable Finance Strategy and Non-Financial Reporting Directive in order to better deliver on its Green Deal policy objectives. This week Accountancy Europe have emphasised their support of this consultation, highlighting how the field experience of the 1 million professional accountants […]

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