Amendments to IAS 37: one of us is onerous!

The IASB has issued Onerous Contracts— Cost of Fulfilling a Contract, an exposure draft of proposed amendments to IAS 37, with comments to be received by April 15, 2019. I recall that when Canada was making the conversion to IFRS, the “onerous contract” requirements of IAS 37 received a disproportionate amount of attention in summaries…

Closing the gap, or: what did you expect?

CPA Canada’s Pivot magazine recently asked whether auditors can “close the great expectation gap for good.” The article takes the form of a moderated discussion between five experts.  As the lead-in puts it: “The expectation gap is a huge and thorny issue in the audit profession—so much so that even the definition is up for…

Adopting IFRS 15 and 16 at once – double trouble!

Kinaxis Inc. provides a recent example of a company simultaneously applying both IFRS 15 and (voluntarily in advance of the effective date) IFRS 16. The company “is a leading provider of cloud-based subscription software that enables its customers to improve and accelerate analysis and decision-making across their supply chain operations.” Here’s how it presented the…

Ongoing disclosures about business acquisitions, or: it’s all going even better than we hoped!

At a recent meeting, the IASB’s Capital Markets Advisory Committee discussed a few issues relating to goodwill and impairment. In the accompanying agenda paper, staff indicated that they’re considering recommending some additions to the existing disclosure requirements in IFRS 3, focused on assisting users to better understand “the strategic rationale for and the key objectives…