Example: Consolidation with Foreign Currencies
Last update: 10/2022 (video added to the end of the article) In today’s world, most groups spread their activities abroad and logically different members of the group operate in different currencies. Is the consolidation process of combining the financial statements of two (or more) companies…
How to deal with different useful lives of PPE within the group?
How to handle the situation when the parent requires subsidiary to apply different depreciation rates or useful lives than in the local legislation.
IFRS 3: A Business or an Asset?
Did you note that with the globalizing world, the number of large entities decreases and their size increases? Just as an example – 20 years ago, there were about 50 large media companies in the USA, controlling US entertainment industry. I mean film studios, TV…
Example: Expected Credit Loss on Interest-free On-demand Loan
Let’s face the truth: most intercompany loans (or at least many of them) are special in some way: They are undocumented – a parent simply sends cash to a subsidiary with no contract whatsoever and no one has an idea what the terms of the…
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…
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…
016: How to calculate impairment on intercompany loans?
How to determine the impairment on intercompany loans under IFRS 9? What are the special considerations in relation to groups and internal loans? Learn here!
How to account for intercompany loans under IFRS
How to account for intercompany loans under IFRS when there is no documentation, loans are not at commercial terms or there is no fixed repayment date? Learn 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…
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