International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs)
FYI Article – Take Stock of These Effective Dates
January 20, 2017. Be mindful of the effective dates of recently issued accounting standards and amendments affecting you.
IASB Exposure Draft – Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2015–2017 Cycle
January 17, 2017. The IASB has issued an Exposure Draft proposing amendments to three IFRSs as part of its annual improvements project. Canadian stakeholders are encouraged to submit their comments to the IASB by April 12, 2017.
Canadian Member Appointed – International Accounting Standards Board
January 13, 2017. Professor Tom Scott has been appointed as a member of the IASB with an initial five-year term commencing in April 2017. He most recently acted as Director and a Professor of Accounting at the School of Accounting and Finance, University of Waterloo. Tom was an AcSB member from 2003 to 2011.
Final IFRIC Interpretation – Foreign Currency Transactions and Advance Consideration
December 15, 2016. The IASB has issued an Interpretation that addresses the exchange rate to use in transactions that involve advance consideration paid or received in a foreign currency. The Interpretation is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018 with earlier application permitted.
Final Amendments – Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2014 – 2016 Cycle
December 15, 2016. The IASB has issued final amendments to three IFRSs as part of its Annual Improvements project. The amendments have varying effective dates.
Video – International Collaboration in Standard Setting
December 13, 2016. Watch the video exploring the role of national standard setters and regional groups in the IASB’s work to develop IFRSs as a worldwide financial reporting language and the importance of collaboration. AcSB Chair, Linda Mezon, participates in this video filmed during the annual World Standard-setters Meeting in London in September 2016.
Final Amendments – Transfers of Investment Property (Amendments to IAS 40)
December 13, 2016. The IASB has issued narrow-scope amendments to IAS 40 Investment Property clarifying the requirements on transfers to, or from, investment property. The amendments are effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2018 with earlier application permitted.
Webcasts – IASB Research Forum 2016
December 6, 2016. The third annual IASB Research Forum was held in conjunction with the 2016 Contemporary Accounting Research Conference this October 2016. The AcSB proudly sponsored the Forum’s webcast recordings of the research presentations and discussions.
FYI Article – AcSB Hosts IASB Members; Canadians Contribute to International Dialogue
December 5, 2016. The AcSB connected visiting IASB members directly with its Canadian stakeholders through a variety of events. These events enabled stakeholders to share their views and receive information to support IFRS application.
IFRS Discussion Group – Report on September 13, 2016 Meeting
November 28, 2016. Read the report for details about the Group’s discussions. Listen to the audio recordings to hear the Group’s full discussion.
AcSB Response – Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests (Proposed amendments to IFRS 3 and IFRS 11)
November 16, 2016. The AcSB has submitted a comment letter responding to the IASB’s Exposure Draft issued in June 2016.
IASB Work Plan 2017-2021 – Feedback Statement on 2015 Agenda Consultation
November 4, 2016. The IASB has published a Feedback Statement on its Agenda Consultation resulting in a Work Plan for 2017-2021. The central theme for its activities will be better communication in financial statements. The focus areas include the completion of large projects, supporting implementation and focusing on the research program.