Existing ECL models use historic credit data to derive links between changes in economic conditions and customer behaviour, and other ECL parameters such as loss rates, probabilities of default and loss given default etc. COVID-19 conditions have significantly impaired these historic data tools such that businesses need to revisit their ECL models to make appropriate updates.
Managing the impairment of business assets in today’s environment of rapidly changing markets, technology, and regulations, has become a very important part of the overall management of business assets. In simplified terms, impairment of long lived assets (items of property, plant and equipment) occurs when an asset or a group of assets is worth less [...]
IFRS 17 presents a significant change in the way insurance companies and other financial services companies that issue insurance contracts must account for and report their financial performance under IFRS. IFRS 17 will be mandatory for reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2021. While the objective of IFRS 17 is to improve transparency [...]
IFRS 16: Leases, is the new accounting standard for recognizing, measuring, presenting and disclosing lease transactions under IFRS. The new standard eliminates nearly all off-balance sheet lease accounting and will have significant and wide impact on financial reporting and commonly used performance metrics such as, gearing ratios and EBITDA. IFRS 16 is effective January 1. [...]
The new hedge accounting model under IFRS 9 will have a significant impact on non-financial entities. While the new hedge accounting model has a less cumbersome approach compared to IAS 39, it has significant disclosure requirements that will need close review by entities. In July 2014, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) promulgated the [...]
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) have been working towards a single comprehensive revenue recognition standard since the initial joint project was put together in 2002. The objective of the joint effort was to: Remove inconsistences and weaknesses in the existing revenue recognition frameworks Provide a more robust [...]
As the effective date of January 1, 2018 draws near, many businesses have initiated the process of analyzing the effects of the new revenue recognition standard, IFRS 15: Revenue from Contracts with Customers. However, only a few have taken the next critical steps of diving deep and implementing the new standard requirements. While the overall [...]