006: How to account for contracts to buy commodities with future delivery (own use)?
When you purchase a commodity with future delivery for fixed price, should you account for it as for derivative under IFRS 9? Or as a purchase of inventories (“own-use” contract)? Find out here with example included.
005: How to account for dividends paid to employees?
The accounting for the dividends paid to employees depends on whether the employee is a shareholder or not; and whether the dividend was paid out to employees in their capacity of shareholders. Learn more here.
What to disclose under IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures
About 3 years ago, I was reviewing the financial statements of a medium-sized company providing consumer loans. They needed the IFRS financial statements due to lots of loans taken from foreign banks. Usually, these banks require bigger debtors to provide the financial statements annually. So…
004: Can we classify loans with variable interest at amortized cost?
Variable interest with cap/floor, full recourse, inflation-linked interest, collaterals – can you still classify these loans as at amortized cost?
003: Can you capitalize demolition cost under IFRS?
If you acquired land with some old building and you plan to demolish that building, how should you treat the demolition cost and the carrying amount of old building? Can you capitalize it to the new asset? Or expense it? It depends…
001: What closing rate to apply when more rates are available?
What closing rate shall you select under IFRS when more rates are available at the reporting date (mid rate, sell rate, buy rate)? Find out here…
Accounting for Deemed Disposal of Associate (IAS 28)
Sometimes, the things can happen behind your back – without you even noticing. And, these things can affect you somehow. Let me tell you a short story. I participated in an audit of a big insurance company and our senior asked me to look at…
Tax Reconciliation under IAS 12 + Example
When I was an audit freshman, my least favorite task was to prepare the income tax reconciliation. I frankly hated it. Why? The main reason was that I did not understand the purpose of it. For me, it seemed like a bunch of numbers and…
How to Present Earnings per Share (IAS 33)
If you invest your savings to the purchase of some shares on the stock exchange, then you probably perform some analysis in order to select the right stock. Well, this is at least what you should do. Still, your own hard-earned money needs to work…
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