Thanks to new accounting standards, investors now have a more prominent and transparent display of the economics of the risks associated with the underlying investments.
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.
CFA Institute recently conducted a member survey to ascertain the best way forward on the contentious topic of alternative performance measures.
Revised revenue recognition requirements become effective at the beginning of 2018, and early adopters are helping to expose the effect of the changes on amount, timing, and presentation of revenue.
Revised revenue recognition rules go into effect in 2018, but there is still uncertainty about the effects on companies reporting and investors will have to figure out company-specific implications.
Companies say they need relief from the heavy burden of financial reporting, but what about the impact on investors and their ability to make informed investment decisions?
Environment, social, and governance measures and non-GAAP financial measures are important to add to traditional financial statement information when analyzing a company’s value.
The use of data analytics in auditing is key for more effective and efficient overall financial reporting process, which better serves investors.
Structured data, data analytics, and technology can bring greater efficiency for all parties in the financial reporting chain.
The benefits of adopting IFRS that firms enjoy depends on when they adopt, what reporting standards were like in their jurisdiction, and how well those standards are enforced.
The reasons behind possibly extending account alternatives to public companies are different from when those alternatives were extended to private companies, and they are not the right reasons.
In a strongly worded letter to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) at the US Securities and Exchange Commission objected to the Board’s proposals to “clarify” materiality, saying it would make matters worse for investors.
In an interview with CFA Institute, the IASB discusses new disclosure requirements designed to yield better information about financial instruments-related risk exposures.
What can investors expect from the IASB's new accounting requirements for jointly controlled entities, including joint ventures?
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