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Revised Conceptual Framework Released by IASB

At the end of March 2018, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB or Board) published its revised Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting (Conceptual Framework). This new Conceptual Framework replaces its predecessor, which was issued back in 2010. Who uses the … Continue reading

Making Tax Digital for VAT Notice Released by HMRC

On 13 July 2018 HMRC released VAT Notice 700/22: Making Tax Digital for VAT. As the scheme is only months away from its scheduled launch date, businesses and accounting firms alike will likely welcome the additional clarification that this release … Continue reading

The growing importance of data analytics for the SEC

On 25 June 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its draft strategic plan for fiscal years 2018 – 2022. Although comments for the draft closed on 25 July 2018, the draft provides ample insight into the SEC’s … Continue reading

Financial Reporting Council (FRC) updates iXBRL taxonomies, effective on or after 1 January 2019

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has made updates to iXBRL taxonomies that will take effect on or after 1 January 2019. Keeping with the recent amendments, FRC has also said that early adoption will be accepted only if both the … Continue reading

DATA Act Compliance Shows Room for Improvement
  •   16 Aug, 2018  Posted By Guru Raj Singh   Posted in DATA Act
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On 23 July 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report that examined the quality of agencies’ spending data in the context of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (the DATA Act). Perhaps of some concern, … Continue reading

European Commission proposes to clarify the meaning of pre-marketing under AIFMD

In March 2018, the European Commission released a proposal to amend the AIFM directive in order to provide further clarity as to what constitutes pre-marketing. The proposal, if accepted, should be adopted in May 2019, and should then be implemented … Continue reading

The challenges of Solvency II reporting

Recently, InsuranceERM released an article arguing that most Solvency II reporting mistakes happen in solvency ratios. The findings were based on an analysis conducted by Insurance Risk Data, which found that in 68% of cases where errors in quantitative reporting … Continue reading

XBRL – a standard for now and the future of compliance reporting in the US
  •   03 Aug, 2018  Posted By Guru Raj Singh   Posted in XBRL
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XBRL has been around for a few years now. At the time of its introduction, much attention was given to the possibilities that XBRL reporting could offer – digitization, increased comparability and reliability to name a few. However, it’s equally … Continue reading



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