Mohini Singh is director of financial reporting policy at CFA Institute. She represents membership interests regarding financial reporting and disclosure proposals issued by the FASB, the IASB, and others. Singh holds the Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) designation.
On 28 June 2018, the US Securities & Exchange Commission voted to adopt amendments to its rules and forms to require the use of the Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format for the submission of financial statement information of operating companies and mutual funds
CFA Institute believes the debate over US House of Representatives Bill HR 5054, Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act of 2018, should not focus on the cost increase of an outsourced, or “bolt-on,” service for producing XBRL-formatted reports.
The purpose of the Monitoring Group is to advance the public interest in international audit standard setting and quality.
Much has been written and discussed about the merits of digital financial reporting. Some concerns still need to be addressed, however, such as reviewing or validating these reports using eXtensible business reporting language (XBRL) against a set of standards…. READ MORE ›
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