How to make a change in functional currency
Some time ago I was a part of an audit team auditing the financial statements of a medium-sized manufacturing company. When we received the trial balance of that client, we spotted something strange: There were loads of transactions in a foreign currency and resulting impact…
IFRS 2019 Update: Major changes you should be aware of
Here we go again – another year has started and a number of changes or amendments of IFRS came into effect. I am pretty sure that you are aware of the biggest ones like new IFRS 16, but let me sum up all the new…
Example: IFRS 10 Disposal of Subsidiary
Some time ago I published an article with an example of very simple method of consolidating a parent and a subsidiary. This article still applies and you can learn the basic steps and methodology of consolidation with a nice video in it. Many of my…
030: How to deal with capex threshold for property, plant and equipment?
What happens when you buy lots of assets below your capex threshold, but still high expense? And, should you revise your capex threshold retrospectively? Learn here!
029: How to classify expenses in profit or loss statement under IFRS?
How to classify depreciation of warehouse? Is it cost of sales or administrative expense? What to do when the classification changes? Learn here!
How to Consolidate Special Purpose Entity
I lost my first serious job in Arthur Andersen in 2001. I was devastated, because I really loved that job. Yes, it was full of hard work and long overtimes, but it was the best accounting and auditing school ever. How did I lose my…
015: How to prepare financial statements when going concern does not apply?
IFRS do not specify any rules for presenting the financial statements when the going concern basis does not apply. So, what to do? How to present the financial statements? What should we take care of? Find out here!
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