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[9 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,910 views]
IFRS for Small and Medium Sized Entities (SMEs)

Dear All
this is just to inform you that the IASB issued today an International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) designed for use by small and medium-sized entities (SMEs).
You can download all the related documents
- Standards
- Basis of Conclusions
- Illustrative Financial Statements Presentation and Disclosure Checklist
here (you need to register at IASB website):
In addition you can purchase a printed copy of IFRS for SMEs here:
Have a good joining
Kind Regards
Simone Salvi

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[15 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,650 views]

Dear allPlease find attached a news from European Commission about IFRS.
In addition you’ll find a link to a pdf file related to consolidated
text of IFRS.Have a good joining.
Simone SalviAccounting standards: Commission adopts consolidated text of IFRS
applicable in the EUThe European Commission has adopted on Monday 3 November the
consolidated text of all International Financial Reporting Standards
(IFRS) in force in the European Union (EU). The consolidated version
puts together all IFRS endorsed to date, including the latest
amendments endorsed on 15.10.2008. It will enable stakeholders to
refer to only one single legal document. This is …


[15 Dec 2008 | One Comment | 2,648 views]

Dear all,

Can you share me the international auditing standard document. Thanks

Danella,I double checked after the comment below, and I agree with Hemant. IAS 21.28 explicitly states that gains/losses on forex should be recognized in P&L. The forex is not attributable to the asset but to the financial liability.http://www.ifac.org/IAASB/
My apologies for my earlier answer.



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[15 Dec 2008 | 3 Comments | 33,371 views]

Any one please clarify me this….

Hi Team,
Will any one clarify the difference between Exceptional Items &
Extraordinary Items?
With reference to IFRS what is the disclosure policy for the both.
Thanks & Regards,

Hi Hari,
to my understanding according to IAS 1 there was for several years the
possibility to show extraordinary items in the P+L (IAS 1.85). Since
2004 this seems to be no longer allowed according to Dr. David
Grünberger who is member in the Accounting Regulatory Committee in
Brussels which decides upon the endorsement of new IAS/IFRS standards
within the EU. According to US-GAAP extraordinary items are …


[15 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 3,412 views]

Dear Friend,
Please inform which website can give me detailed IFRS and IAS access
free of cost. Deloittee IAS PLUS gives summary.

Hi Hemant
For a summary of the scope of each Standard you may want to rely on
the official site of the International Accounting Standard Board
(www.iasb.org). Detailed information on each standard are instead
subject to a subscription which however provides you also with regular

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IAS 38 »

[15 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 5,238 views]

Dear All ,
can anyone help me with an urgent answer on the below question :
- If we purchase software licences for office programs like (
Microsoft , power point etc ). and we renew the same every year
do we need to capitalize this cost or expense it ( Please note that
i’m not talking about operation or accounting software’s ) I’m talking
about licences like Microsoft ( office software’s).

Hi Tony,
General software costs should be expensed as they do not meet IAS 38
recognition criteria.

The cost of software license is an expense recognized in the …


[15 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 4,349 views]

I’m a CPA from the US. Is the ACCA something I should join? I’m a
member of the IMA and the AICPA in the US. Is ACCA some kind of
upstart or does anyone find it to add value to their careers and is it
recognized by global employers?
Thanks for the opinions, mostly just curious here.

Dear Justin,
ACCA is a British qualification mostly recognisted by European based
mutlinational corporations, British in particular. Please also consider
CIMA which is also Brtish qualification with more focus on management
accounting (controlling). With both qualifications you can take IFRS
Please visit www.accaglobal.com …

IAS 16, IAS 38, IFRS, TAX »

[14 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 1,088 views]
Date of comercial production

Dear all,
can anyone please guide me if there are any guidelines as to establish
date of commercial production in a manufacturing concern in IFRS.
thanks and regards

Hi Deepak,
I assume you are inferring to either intangible assets.
There is n…


[14 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 6,307 views]

Is there any guideline for measurement of loan impairment and recognition of interest income by using effective rate method


well Esther the UK leads the path i.e. the UK tax authorities are the only ones in Europe which accept IFRS reporting to the extent that its website http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ does have a section allocated to differences between IFRS and UK GAAP
I wish in Germany they had the same thing!!!!!


Below is the list of applicable paragraphs from IAS 39 for measurement of loan impairment:

                 Financial assets carried at amortized cost

If there is objective evidence …

IAS 2 »

[14 Dec 2008 | One Comment | 8,346 views]


If a company asks a third party to construct a fixed asset and at the end of the year, the fixed asset is not complete, but you have a statement of the costs incurred, would you capitalize the costs incurred under Construction in Progress with counterpart in accruals. Or would you record an entry only when it has been delivered to the company?
What IFRS would be applicable?


IFRS 16 would be applicable “Plant , Property and Equipemnt”
Recognisation -
Items of property, plant, and equipment should be recognised as assets when it is probable …


[14 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 2,754 views]

What are the diferences between the two accounting policies?

IAS was in use before the introduction of IFRS. With effect from the introduction of IFRS, only IAS before the introduction of IFRS is stil in use. Any other international standard that will be issued will now be IFRS but not IAS.

In my view except the change in nomenaclature there is no much difference in the basic strategy of the standardization process. Ofcourse prior to 2001 (1973-2001) IAS International Accounting Standards were used to be issued by the IASC (International Accounting Standards Committee) and …


[14 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 2,985 views]

What measures are being taken by UK’s ASB to bring UK GAAP into line with international standards?
What are the advantages of a closer international harmonization of accounting olicies for multi national companies and investors?

well Esther the UK leads the path i.e. the UK tax authorities are the only ones in Europe which accept IFRS reporting to the extent that its website http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/ does have a section allocated to differences between IFRS and UK GAAP
I wish in Germany they had the same thing!!!!!

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[14 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 4,041 views]

Dear All ,
I need to attend IFRS classes , Do you know if there is any classes available in Dubai ( Not training sessions ) what i need is  any institute or University or anything else , have IFRS / IAS classes with certificate ( i repeat Not training conferences , by the way they are soooooo expensive i need something acceptable) not 4000 euro per day ( as they do in training programs )}
Thanks for your help


You can certification in IFRS through accaglobal.com

You can also look at the …

IAS 38 »

[14 Dec 2008 | No Comment | 2,195 views]

Please let me know about cost of create new web sit
will it be general expenses or intangible assets 
So, which treatment prefered to be confirmed to international accounting standard
thank you
Mahmoud Gbr

General expense: if there is no link to future cash inflow through this
Intangible asset: if satisfy the conditions of IAS 38 ..cash inflow, technical feasibility, intention, available market etc.
Thank you,

Do you expect with relative certainty that the development of the new web will bring new cashflows to the company?

If yes-then it should be recognised as an asset
If not-it is an expense and should be …


[28 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 3,008 views]

Dear Fellow Members
I need your suggestions & explanations on below stated matter. If possible, please suggest with references of IAS.
An office is located in a bungalow, which is acquired on rent; the rent is paid in advance for a period of 1 year & the agreement is revised at the end of the term. It is mutually agreed that the bungalow will remain in the company’s possession for 5 – 8 years at least. We had to build rooms on the roof top, my …


[28 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 2,798 views]

Dear Collegue,
How do we recognise the revenue in Building Construction company.
Illustrate with good/understandable example.
Can anybody focus on it ?
Thanks in advance


Revenue to be recognized on the basis of percentage of completion POC basis. If you got contract to built builiding for a some one than POC method may suits you.

Actual cost divided by Estimated cost and then multiply by estimated revenue to recognized the portion of revenue recognised or if engineer can identify the percentage of construction completed you can use than percentage to …


[28 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 1,801 views]

Hi ,

If provision for Bonus was taken in 2007 for X amount and financial statements for 2007 closed and reported , and in 2008 the payout of Bonuses was more than the provisions amount. As per IFRS , what is acceptable??
1- should we classify the over expensed amount as Prior year expenses ( is this accp as per IFRS )
2- should i expense this amount in 2008 ?
I used to do this as prior year expenses , but i heard that as per IFRS now we should …


[28 Aug 2008 | One Comment | 3,987 views]

As per the amended IAS 23, all borrowing costs on qualifying assets should be capitalised (no option to expense).
Does exchange differences on foreign currency loans qualify as borrowing costs to be capitalised?
Best regards

Hi Allan

To my understanding any positive/negative FX difference is expensed directly to the P&L.


The change to IAS23 will come into force on Jan 2009. So far that is only allowed alternative, the benchmark tre
atment is to expense.
The exchange differences on foreign currency should be included to assets under construction and therefore capitalised. After capitalisation of qualifying asset any exchange …


[28 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 6,409 views]

Hi everyone
I want to know the difference between IFRS and IAS.  As, there are IAS 1 to 41 standards already existing then why IFRS 1 to 8 was developed.
Secondly, are these two standards working parallel to each other or IAS is abondoned and now IFRS is working?
If someone could please guide me.Well I am “sorry” to ask a basis question from honourable members.


See this link for the first question,

The second Q: yes they are parallel, as long as an IAS is not replaced by an IFRS it remains valid. Companies …


[28 Aug 2008 | No Comment | 1,913 views]

Dear all,
Could someone help me with guidelines on
setting up an internal audit department which
none existed before.
Or refer me to the necessary IAS
Many Thanks

Kindly visit www.theiia.org
You could download the IIA standards/frameworks and other materials/guidance
or professional help you will need.

Dear James,

I would be difficult to send an procedural guidelines on setting up internal audit departement as we need to look at various areas of operation. Every company has and works under different dynamics.

iam an internal ausditoe having 25 years of internasl auditing exposure


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