2021-22 Update: IFRS

by Wayne Bartlett
access120 days access
cpd hours4 CPD hours

This course will enable you to:

  • Stay on top of all the key changes, updates and new guidance in IFRS this year
  • Understand the accounting challenges of cloud computing and the associated IFRIC guidance
  • Recognise the potential problems, reporting and disclosure rules of reverse factoring
  • Understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted leased assets and lease revenues and how IFRS 16 has been used to overcome the issues
  • Identify the main features of the proposals for reduced disclosures in the Exposure Draft

This year has seen a range of updates to and clarifications of IFRS, many as a result of the pandemic. Make sure you are up to date with key changes, updates and new guidance.

This course describes recent developments in IFRS financial reporting. Find out about significant new guidance issued by the IFRIC Committee on for accounting for cloud computing and reverse factoring. Develop an understanding of the ongoing impact of IFRS 16 on assessing the impact of the pandemic on rent concessions. Finally, find out about the impact of the new Exposure Draft on subsidiary disclosures and the considerable complexities involved.

Cloud computing

  • Advice on cloud computing
  • IFRIC guidance
  • December 2020 IFRIC meeting
  • Accounting challenges of cloud computing
  • Cloud computing clarifications
  • When is an asset not an asset?

Reverse factoring and supply chain financing

  • What is reverse factoring?
  • Reverse factoring and standard setters
  • Financial statements
  • The statement of cash flows
  • Disclosures
  • The Greensill saga

COVID-19-related rent concessions

  • Rent concessions and the pandemic
  • The impact of COVID-19
  • IFRS 16 and the ‘practical expedient’ option
  • The accounting impact
  • Presentation and disclosure
  • COVID-19 rent concessions

Subsidiary disclosures

  • Main features in the ED
  • Alternative approaches
  • Standard setters and subsidiary disclosures
  • List of reduced disclosures
  • Impact of reduced disclosures
  • The benefits of subsidiary disclosures

Dr Wayne Bartlett specialises in public sector financial management and budgeting and has worked as a consultant and lecturer throughout the world. After 7 years in the NHS in the UK, he joined the Home Office as Head of Accountancy Advice. He has worked closely with a number of Supreme Audit Institutions and has become an expert of the implementation of international accounting standards.

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