Business combination brain freeze!

A European example of complexities in applying IFRS 3 Here’s another of the issues arising from extracts of enforcement decisions issued in the past by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) (for more background see here); this is from their 19th edition: The issuer owned Business E whose net assets amounted to CU 1.3M…

Form it like a pro!

The strange, self-contained world of pro forma financial statements… We recently discussed the CSA’s current consultation paper on reducing the “regulatory burden” on reporting issuers. Among much else, the paper floats the possibility of removing the requirement to prepare pro forma statements as part of a business acquisition report filed under Canadian securities regulations. Well, in…

The CSA’s continuous disclosure review report – nope, everything’s not fixed yet

The Canadian Securities Administrators have issued Staff Notice 51-346 Continuous Disclosure Review Program Activities for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. The report highlights a motley selection of apparently recurring deficiencies in IFRS financial statements: Market Risk Sensitivity Analysis “Some issuers present sensitivity analysis that is not reflective of the reasonably possible changes in…

Doing the business!

The IASB has issued Definition of a Business and Accounting for Previously Held Interests, an exposure draft of proposed amendments to IFRS 3 and IFRS 11, with comments to be received by October 31,  2016 IFRS 3 defines a business as “an integrated set of activities and assets that is capable of being conducted and…