Year end Letter IFRS-Bilanzierung – Was sie wissen sollten!

Eine Zusammenfassung aller erstmals zum 31. Dezember 2016 anzuwendenden Standards enthĂ€lt die aktuelle Publikation „December year-end accounting reminders – IFRS„.

Erinnert wird in der Publikation auch an die Standards, die vom IASB bereits veröffentlicht wurden, deren Effective Date aber noch in der Zukunft liegt. FĂŒr diese Standards sind in den IFRS-AbschlĂŒssen umfangreiche Anhangangaben erforderlich. Zu verweisen ist in diesem Zusammenhang auch auf die DPR– bzw. ESMA-PrĂŒfungsschwerpunkte.


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A. Guides on the application of IFRS 10

IFRS 10: Investment entities: Exception to consolidation for investment entities (December 2012): This publication applies to an ‘investment entity’. The amendment to IFRS 10 defines an investment entity and introduces an exception to consolidation. The amendments to IFRS 12 introduce disclosures that an investment entity needs to make.

IFRS 10: Investment entities amendment – Exception to consolidation for real estate (November 2014): This publication contains a number of questions and answers on the application of the investment entity amendment on the exception to consolidation and assists the management of real estate structures in assessing whether an entity or entities within those structures meet the criteria of an investment entity.  

IFRS 10: Consolidated financial statements – redefining control – A supplement to the practical guide for the asset management industry (June 2012): This publication sets out a framework for an asset manager to use when interpreting IFRS 10 to determine whether control exists − in particular, the assessment of principal versus agent. It also includes our analysis of the illustrative examples from IFRS 10, and other factors that we believe may be useful to consider in practice.  

IFRS 12: Disclosures for asset management (July 2014): The objective of IFRS 12 is to require an entity to disclose information that enables users of its financial statements to evaluate the nature of, and risks associated with, its interests in other entities and the effects of those interests on its financial position, financial performance and cash flows. To accomplish that objective, the standard requires disclosures about the entity’s interests in subsidiaries, joint arrangements, associates and unconsolidated structured entities and significant judgements made in determining the accounting for interests in other entities and the determination that the entity is an investment entity, if applicable.  

B. Guides on the IFRS accounting for financial instruments

IFRS 7 and IFRS 13: Disclosures for Investment Funds (February 2014): IFRS 7 is applicable to financial and non-financial institutions and therefore also applies to investment funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and investment managers. The extent of disclosure required depends on the fund’s use of financial instruments and its exposure to risk. Furthermore, some disclosure requirements previously included in IFRS 7 have been transferred to IFRS 13. 

IAS 32: A practical guide for Investment Funds on IAS 32 amendments (December 2013): This publication  addresses the questions that are arising in applying the amendment IAS 32 and IAS 1, ‚Puttable financial instruments and obligations arising in liquidation‘. Although the amendment also applies to certain instruments with obligations arising on liquidation, this practical guide focuses on puttable instruments. Investment funds that classify amounts attributable to unit holders as liabilities under the previous IAS 32 should look to the amendment in IAS 32 to evaluate whether the fund is required to reclassify such amounts in equity. The topics addressed are debt/equity classification of puttable instruments, debt/equity re-classification of puttable instruments, debt/equity classification in consolidated and combined financial statements and earnings per share.

C. Guides on other IFRS Issues

IFRS 8: A practical guide to IFRS 8 for investment funds (June 2009): As the scope of IFRS 8 is broader than the scope of the previous IAS 14 and minimum disclosures are required also for entities with only one reportable segment, investment funds that were not required to disclose segmental information in the past might be required to amend their financial statements to comply with the new requirements.  

IFRS 8: A practical guide to IFRS 8 for real estate entities (January 2010): A real estate fund discloses information that enables users of its financial statements to evaluate the nature and financial effects of the business activities in which it engages and the economic environment in which it operates. This publication addresses questions that arise when applying IFRS 8 to real estate entities. It should be read only in conjunction with the above guide for investment funds.

IAS 40: A practical guide to accounting for properties under construction (March 2010): This publication, originally released in August 2009, has been updated in March 2010 to address questions on how to account for properties (investment properties or inventories) rented out before sale. There are also questions and answers on investment properties under construction that come under IAS 40. 

IAS 40: A practical guide to accounting for property under the cost model (September 2010): This publication addresses the application of the principles in IAS 16 when applying the ‚component approach‘ (that is, accounting for ’significant parts of an item of property, plant and equipment’) for entities measuring their property, plant and equipment or investment properties at cost.

IAS 17: Letting fees – real estate hot topics (January 2010): This real estate hot topics looks at how initial direct costs are often incurred by lessors in negotiating and arranging a lease. The paper gives examples of how only incremental costs may be treated as initial direct costs. It also presents the principles of accounting for fees paid to external agents (letting fees) in different scenarios. 

D. Guides on new IFRS Standards applicable for financial years beginning on or after January 1, 2018

IFRS 15: Revenue from contracts with customers – Asset Management Supplement (September 2014): This publication summarises the application of the new revenue recognition model in accordance IFRS 15. 

IFRS 16: An industry focus on the impact of new IFRS – Real estate (April 2016): The new lease accounting standard will fundamentally change the accounting for lease transactions and is likely to have significant business implications. Almost all leases will be recognised on the balance sheet, with a right of use asset and financial liability. The amortisation of the right of use asset and the accretion of interest on the financial liability will likely result in recognising higher expenses in profit or loss during the earlier life of a lease. The impact on the real estate industry is summarised in this „In the Spotlight“.  

F. Illustrative IFRS Financial Statements 2016

Illustrative IFRS Financial Statements 2016 – Investment Funds

Illustrative IFRS Financial Statements 2016 – Real Estate/Investment Properties

Illustrative IFRS Financial Statements 2015 – Private Equity (an updated version of the Illustratives will be available in January 2017) 

G. Survey on the application of IFRS 13

IFRS 13 European real estate survey – a 2016 update (December 2016): IFRS 13 ‘Fair value measurement’, introduced in 2013, has significantly expanded the disclosure requirements to provide users of financial statements with detailed quantitative and qualitative information about assumptions made and processes used when measuring assets or liabilities at fair value. In 2014 we issued a publication, ‚IFRS 13 European real estate survey‘. This publication updates the survey for 2016.





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