Financial Reporting Standards: IFRS Update

This two-day course provides a detailed update to experienced professionals on the current developments on standards. It is designed to cover Standards with future applicability, Exposure Drafts and the IASB’s future plans, giving participants up-to-the-minute information and providing an ability to foresee how anticipated and published changes may affect their organisations.  It includes coverage of new IFRSs, hands-on case studies, examples, exercises, and benefits from the interactive participation of the attendees

Course Objectives 

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Be up to date on new standards, exposure drafts and pronouncements
  • Confidently review IFRS financial statements
  • Comply with IFRS disclosure requirements, including accounting policies
  • Identify the optional and mandatory requirements certain standards
  • Have a greater understanding of the considerations when deciding which of the optional treatments in IFRS 9 to apply

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for experienced individuals at all levels within an organization who need to update their knowledge of IFRSs.

Course Outline

IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (replacing IAS 39, effective 2018)

  • Classification and Measurement of Financial Assets (November 2009)
  • Classification and Measurement of Financial Liabilities and Derecognition (October 2010)
  • Hedge Accounting (November 2013)
  • Expected Credit Losses (July 2014)
  • Limited Amendments to the Classification and Measurement Requirements for Financial Assets (July 2014)
  • Discussion Paper: Portfolio Revaluation Approach to Macro Hedging (April 2014)

Revenue Recognition

  • IFRS 15: Revenue from Contracts with Customers (May 2014, effective 2017)


  • ED/2013/6: Leases

Insurance Contracts

  • ED/2013/7: Insurance Contracts

Overview of other new standards or recent amendments to standards

  • IFRS 14 Regulatory Deferral Accounts (January 2014)
  • Investment Entities (amendments to IFRS 10, IFRS 12 and IAS 27) (October 2012)
  • Annual Improvements 2010-2012 Cycle (December 2013)
  • Annual Improvements 2011-2013 Cycle (December 2013)
  • Other amendments to IAS 19, IAS 36 and IAS 39

Overview of recent IFRS Interpretations Committee pronouncements:

  • IFRIC 21: Levies (May 2013, effective January 2014)

Overview of IASB deliberations on outstanding Exposure Drafts:

  • ED/2014/1: Disclosure Initiative – Amendments to IAS 1 (March 2014)
  • ED/2013/11: Annual Improvements – 2012-2014 Cycle (December 2013)
  • ED/2013/9: IFRS for SMEs - Amendments

Discussion Paper: Conceptual Framework

Update on latest IASB Work Plan

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