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Panel Discussion Video: IASB Chair, U.S. FASB Chair and AcSB Chair at the 2017 IFRS® Conference: Americas – November 1-2, 2017
December 12, 2017. Watch the video to hear the discussion on the global financial reporting landscape, how the world has changed in recent years, the future for US/IFRS convergence, and how financial accounting fits with a broader reporting framework.

Webinar – Not-for-Profit Accounting Update
December 11, 2017. Do you represent or advise a Canadian not-for-profit organization, or are you a user of not-for-profit entities’ financial reports? If so, get to know the latest financial reporting developments that may change your financial statements. Tune in on January 23 (English) or January 24 (French).

AcSB Decision Summary – November 20-21, 2017
December 5, 2017. The Board considered further advice from its Agricultural Advisory Group on how to measure biological assets and made a number of decisions. The Board also discussed the current operating environment, and decided on actions to best serve its stakeholders in achieving its 2016-2021 Strategic Plan over the remaining three years.

IFRS® Discussion Group Meeting Agenda – January 10, 2018
December 1, 2017. The Group’s spotlight is on leases at this meeting, as there are several agenda items devoted to this Standard. Cryptocurrencies, cloud computing and other IFRS 9 and 15 topics are also on the list. Attend the meeting in Toronto to hear the latest views.

AcSB Meeting Agenda – December 14, 2017
November 30, 2017. At its upcoming meeting the Board will provide routine updates and discuss a number of matters including, the due process considerations around the endorsement of IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts, sweep issues related to the Agriculture project, due process, and governance.

Volunteer Opportunity – Accounting Standards Oversight Council
November 21, 2017. AcSOC is looking for new members! We need prominent members of the Canadian business and professional community to protect the public interest by overseeing the activities of the private and public sector accounting standard-setting processes.

Overview of the 2017 IFRS® Conference: Americas – November 1-2, 2017
November 20, 2017. The 2017 IFRS Conference: Americas took place on November 1-2, 2017 in Toronto. Read this overview for information on what was discussed, including key themes that came through many of the conference’s presentations and panel discussions, and check out a picture gallery from the event.

IFRS® Discussion Group Meeting Report – October 5, 2017
November 20, 2017. The Group discussed topics such as disclosing the effects of adopting IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 in interim financial statements, determining lease terms and classifying financial assets. Read about the views expressed on these topics for helpful tips.

Investor Survey – Presentation of Changes in Discounted Amounts in IFRS® Performance Statements
November 10, 2017. Are you a Canadian investor interested in influencing the development of IFRS Standards? If so, take a few minutes to complete this short survey by the UK Financial Reporting Council by the end of November.

AcSB Response – Property, Plant and Equipment— Proceeds before Intended Use (Proposed amendments to IAS 16)
November 6, 2017. The AcSB has submitted a comment letter responding to the IASB’s Exposure Draft issued in June 2017.

AcSB Exposure Draft – Accounting for Related Party Financial Instruments and Significant Risk Disclosures – Proposed Amendments to Section 3856, Financial Instruments.
October 31, 2017. The AcSB has issued an Exposure Draft proposing amendments to Section 3856, related to the accounting for financial instruments between related parties and significant risk disclosures. Stakeholders are encouraged to submit their comments by January 29, 2018.

AcSB Decision Summary – October 19, 2017
October 30, 2017. The Board received an update on the initiatives underway to improve its stakeholder communications. In response to feedback from AcSB stakeholders, these initiatives include improvements in writing clear and simple document and web content, growing the use of social media, and redesigning the Board’s website.

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