Financial Reporting Webcast – 15 June 2017

Going digital – meeting online

In recent years many professionals have taken advantage of our Stay Smart events to get up to speed on the latest developments in IFRS relevant to the current financial reporting season. We are writing to invite you to our 2017 programme. As in the past we aim to give you the opportunity to find out about and discuss important changes in financial reporting.

This year’s spring programme will take the form of a one hour webcast including a Q & A session, accompanied by a live chat throughout. We will have a focus on the upcoming interim reports and also look at the areas of focus recently published by the SIX exchange regulation. You will be updated on the latest developments and trends in pension accounting, including risk sharing, and we will share insights on the implementation of the new revenue and leasing standards.

Free of charge, this format is designed to fit into your schedule more flexibly. You will get information on the latest changes in compact form, and you will still have the opportunity to interact live with peers and PwC’s specialists. The autumn programme will again take the form of half day events at various venues throughout Switzerland; programme and dates will be communicated in due course.

We cordially invite you to take part in the webcast. Please see the programme for more details.

Registration

Please register online 2 days before the webcast at the latest. We will confirm your registration, including the login details for the webcast.

Register now

Programme

  • All you need to know about interim reports in accordance with IAS 34
  • Current developments and trends in pension accounting
  • Insights into implementation of the new revenue and leasing standards
  • Discussion/Wrap up

Date and Time

Thursday, 15 June, 10am – 11am

 

 

 

 

 

Intensive Course on IFRS

June 2017
Courtyard by Marriott, Zurich

 

Does your company report in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), or are you responsible for preparing the financial statements in compliance with IFRS? Is your company considering a move to IFRS? Or do you simply want to extend or to refresh your IFRS expertise? Then PwC’s intensive course on IFRS is right for you.

Objectives

Our module based IFRS course will help you deal with IFRS professionally and apply the standards competently by giving you:

  • a solid basic understanding of the most important IFRS/IAS standards and of recent developments
  • detailed knowledge of the content of these standards and how they are applied.

You will learn how IFRS facilitates transparent external reporting. But you will also find out how to use it as a helpful instrument that supports you in assessing the financial position of your company and in recognising priorities. The course shows you how to put the theory into practice.

Methodology and organisation

All modules are specially designed for finance specialists and users of IFRS. In class you have presentations, group work, case studies and sharing sessions to expand and apply what you have learned.

Although all participants are invited to join all 5 modules, please keep the following in mind while registering: on day 4 we will look at IFRS 15 and IFRS 9 from the viewpoint of corporate entities. On day 5 we will tailor the discussion for the needs of the financial services industry, with a focus on IFRS 9.

Date and location:
The course will be held in five modules, each lasting one day from 8:30 am to approx. 6 pm in English.

Module 1: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Module 2: Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Module 3: Monday, 19 June 2017
Module 4: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Module 5: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Courtyard by Marriott
Max-Bill-Platz 19, CH-8050 Zurich

Fee:
1 module:     CHF 1,300 including VAT
2 modules:   CHF 2,500 including VAT
3 modules:   CHF 3,600 including VAT
4 modules:   CHF 4,500 including VAT
5 modules:   CHF 5,400 including VAT

This includes course documentation, refreshments (breaks and lunch) and parking.

Registration:
Please register online.

 

For more information click here.

Live PwC IFRS 17 webcast

IFRS 17 is coming – Why should you care about it?

In May 2017, the IASB will be finalising its long-standing project on insurance accounting and publish IFRS 17.

As an insurer, you will need to apply IFRS 17 for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021. IFRS 17 will fundamentally change the accounting for all entities that issue insurance contracts and investment contracts with discretionary participation features.

Join our live webcast on IFRS 17, ‘Insurance Contracts’, on 31 May 2017 when we’ll be joined by Darrell Scott, an IASB board member. During the webcast you’ll get:

  • An overview of the accounting requirements
  • Practical issues that your organisation should consider in relation to IFRS 17
  • Expected implementation challenges

Webcast details

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2017

Time: 11:00 (GMT + 01:00)

 

Registration

You will receive a link to join the webcast from Alex Bertolotti, our Global IFRS Insurance Leader, nearer the time.

Contact

Patrick Maeder
Partner – FS Advisory
PwC Switzerland
+41 58 792 4590
maeder.patrick@ch.pwc.com

IFRS News April 2017

Our latest IFRS News contains some information about
uncertainty in income tax accounting, demistifying IFRS 9, the leases lab, the IFRS 15 mole and more.

Article 50 triggers uncertainty in income tax accounting

John Chan, IAS 12 specialist, explains the deferred tax implications of article 50.

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Demystifying IFRS 9

IFRS 9 expected credit loss model 2. Emma Edelshein, Financial Instruments Director, explains more on expected credit losses in IFRS 9

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The Leases Lab

IFRS 16 contains new guidance on separating lease components from other lease components to be considered by both lessees and lessors. Can Professor Lee Singh and his assistant Derek Carmichael help you separate the truth from the fiction? Let’s Experiment!

Read more

Scene 1, Take 1: Demistifying IFRS 9 for Corporates

Nitassha Somai, Financial instruments expert takes us through the first in the series of demystifying IFRS 9 for corporates.

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The IFRS 15 Mole

PwC revenue specialists and the IFRS 15 Mole investigate how to identify a principal or an agent in a revenue transaction

Suspects: Accounting as principal or as agent
Incident description: There are many arrangements in which two or more unrelated parties are involved in providing a specified good or Service to a customer. IFRS 15 requires an entity to determine whether it is the principal or the agent.

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Cannon Street Press

  • Board’s Primary Financial Statement Project
  • The Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting
  • Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity

Read more

IFRIC Rejections Supplement – IAS 32

Helen Wise of Accounting Consulting Services examines the practical implications of IC rejections related to IAS 32.

Read more

Read the latest issue on IFRS News from March 2017

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In brief – A look at current
financial reporting issues

  • FASB Changes made to premium amortization period on callable debt securities:
    PwC In brief US2017-12
    Read more
  • Brexit – income tax accounting implications:
    PwC In brief US2017-11
    Read more
  • FASB proposal would align the accounting for all share-based payment awards:
    PwC In brief US2017-10
    Read more

Enhanced auditor’s report: towards trust and transparency

The new auditor’s report required by Swiss legislation is designed to be more informative and insightful, and give the stakeholders of reporting entities greater assurance. We at PwC welcome the new reporting requirements as an opportunity to unlock the ‘black box ’of what we actually do as auditors and increase trust in our role.

We also realise, though, that the new reports and their potential impact on governance have to be discussed and understood – not only by the auditors who produce them, but by reporting entities and their stakeholders, from shareholders to regulators. For this reason we’ve produced a short flyer explaining the major changes and their implications, including a commented overview of the structure of the new report.

You can read the flyer via the link below. Feel free to contact us if you’d like to discuss the new auditor’s report and its implications in more detail.

Download flyer

 

IFRS News February 2017

Our latest IFRS News provides new year’s resolutions every company should take on board, presents the five stages of grief concerning
IFRS 17, current IC rejections and the PwC leases lab.

New year’s resolutions every company should take on board

Elana Du Plessis, PwC Senior Manager, shares the new year’s resolutions all companies should consider.

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Demystifying IFRS 9

Incorporating forward looking information is a big change under IFRS 9. Nitassha Somai, Financial instruments specialist, looks into her crystal ball to make some predictions!

Read more

The five stages of grief

Irina Sedelnikova, PwC Insurance specialist, explains how to work
towards accepting IFRS 17.

Read more

IC rejections

Joanna Demetriou of Accounting Consulting Services examines the
practical implications of IFRIC rejections related to IAS 28.

Read more

IFRS 15 Mole

The IFRS 15 mole is back and has a new case! Katie Woods, PwC revenue specialist, is helping him get to the bottom of accounting for free gifts!

Suspects: Accounting for free gifts
Incident description: Performance obligations (POs) are promises to a customer that arise every time they enter a contract to supply a good or service.
Once the contract has been identified, the next step is to identify the POs. The ‘incidents’ start when not all of the POs are identified resulting in the incorrect measurement of revenue or recognition in the wrong period.

Read more

Cannon Street Press

  • Post Implementation Review of IFRS 13, Fair Value
  • Insurance
  • Conceptual Framework
  • IFRS 9 – Symmetric Prepayment options

Read more

The PwC leases lab

IFRS 16 gives rise to many challenges, so Professor Lee Singh starts a new experiment – this time with his assistant Dr Holger Meurer.

Read more

In brief – A look at current
financial reporting issues

  • FASB simplifies measurement of goodwill     impairment:
    PwC In brief US2017-05
    Read more
  • NFP consolidation: FASB clarifies how to
    evaluate limited partnerships:
    PwC In brief US2017-04
    Read more
  • FASB proposes new inventory disclosures: PwC In brief US2017-03
    Read more

Illustrative Financial Statements of Private Equity Fund holding an Investment Entity subsidiary

This publication provides illustrative disclosures which are considered best practice disclosures to be made by an Investment Entity (as a result of the Investment Entities Applying the Consolidation Exception: Amendments to IFRS 10 – Consolidated Financial Statements, IFRS 12 – Disclosure of Interests in Other Entities and IAS 28 – Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures) (the “Amendments”) which has a controlled subsidiary, that itself meets the definition of an “Investment Entity”, and which had previously consolidated that subsidiary.

 

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Illustrative IFRS financial statements 2016 – Private equity funds

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This publication provides an illustrative set of financial statements, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), for a fictional private equity limited partnership, ABC Private Equity LP. This is based on the requirements of IFRS standards and interpretations for the financial year beginning on 1 January 2016.

ABC Private Equity LP is not traded in a public market. ABC Private Equity LP’s investment objectives are to seek medium- to long-term growth by investing directly in private unlisted companies with high growth potential. It classifies all of its investments as ‘fair value through profit or loss’ (FVTPL) and does not apply hedge accounting.

The Partnership is presented as an Investment Entity in accordance with IFRS 10. As a result, the Partnership does not consolidate any subsidiaries unless they provide investment related services. No portfolio companies are consolidated, regardless of the level of holding as the Partnership meets the definition of an Investment Entity and instead, fair values these portfolio companies through its holdings in its investment holding subsidiary companies. There is only one controlled portfolio company (‘controlled subsidiary investment’) as at the period-end date of these financial statements.

The illustrative disclosures should not be considered the only acceptable form of presentation. The form and content of each reporting entity’s financial statements are the responsibility of the entity’s management. Alternative presentations to those proposed in this publication may be equally acceptable if they comply with the specific disclosure requirements prescribed in IFRS. These illustrative financial statements are not a substitute for reading the standards and interpretations themselves or for professional judgement as to fairness of presentation. They do not cover all possible disclosures that IFRS requires, nor do they take account of any specific legal framework. We recommend that readers also refer to the most recent IFRS disclosure checklist publication.

 

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News on IFRS: December 2016 / January 2017

Our latest IFRS News provides perspectives on key considerations for impairment tests, current IC rejections and the PwC leases lab.

Pension Disclosures – Remain silent and be thought a fool or speak and remove all doubt?

Pension deficits are increasing. Brian Peters, Partner, and Paul Allen, Senior Manager, leaders of the UK PwC’s pension accounting business, explain the importance of pension disclosure.

Read more…

IFRS 9 Disclosure – It’s time to tell your own Story

IFRS 9 disclosures in 2016 annual are unlikely to begin ‘once upon a time…’ or make for light bedtime reading. The effective date of 1 January 2018 is approaching fast, banks need to start to tell their story. What will applying IFRS 9 in 2018 mean to them?

Read more…

The IFRS 15 Mole

In the first of this series, John Chan, PwC revenue specialist and the IFRS 15 mole, investigates some of the things you need to think about when looking at a contract with a customer.

Suspects: Unidentified contracts
Incident description: There are a 2 potential incidents;

  • Is the contract in the scope of IFRS 15?
  • Are all the contract terms understood?Facts: Is it a contract?

Read more…

Cannon Street Press

  • Insurance Contracts
  • Disclosure Initiative: Materiality Practice Statement
  • Conceptual Framework
  • FICE

Read more…

The PwC leases lab

IFRS 16 gives rise to many challenges, so Professor Lee Singh starts a new experiment – this time with his assistant Derek Carmichael

Read more…

Demystifying IFRS 9

In the IFRS 9 expected credit loss (ECL) model, a significant increase in credit risk of a financial asset marks a clear change. If there has been a significant increase in credit risk, the asset is in ‘stage 2’ and lifetime ECL is booked. Lifetime ECL is equal to the expected credit losses that result from all possible default events over the expected life of a financial instrument.

Read more…

IFRIC Rejections in short – IAS 27

Tatiana Geykhman of Accounting Consulting Services examines the practical implications of IFRIC rejections related to IAS 27.

Read more…

In brief – A look at current financial reporting issues

  • Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2014: PwC In brief INT2016-19
    Read more…
  • Amendment to IAS 40, ‘Investment property’: PwC In brief INT2016-18
    Read more…
  • Foreign currency transactions and advance consideration: PwC In brief INT2016-17
    Read more…

News on IFRS: November 2016

Our latest IFRS News provides perspectives on key considerations for impairment tests, current IC rejections and the PwC leases lab.

IFRS 15 – Time is running out

Companies are facing the adoption of several major new accounting standards in the next few years. For many it will be the most significant change in accounting since the adoption of IFRS.

Read more…

Beware of Value in Use

Mary Dolson talks through the common pitfalls of using value in use (VIU) in an impairment review.

Impairment of non-financial assets under IAS 36 remains a hot topic with regulators and users. Six years past the start of the financial crisis, slow or no growth and low commodity prices continue to challenge companies. These issues and new ‘unknowns’ such as Brexit are working their way through into impairment testing.

Read more…

Cannon Street Press

  • Disclosure initiative
  • Conceptual Framework
  • Clarifications to IFRS 8 Operating Segments arising from the Post implementation Review
  • IFRS Implementation issues
  • Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity

Read more…

The PwC leases lab

Contracts for the use of an asset in a predetermined manner will not meet the definition of a lease and result in fewer leases recognised on the balance sheet.

Read more…

Demystifying IFRS 9

Credit risk management sits at the core of banking and IFRS 9’s new expected credit loss (ECL) requirements go straight to the heart of this. This first column in our series looks at how to understand and apply IFRS 9’s new impairment requirements for financial assets.

Read more…

In brief – A look at current financial reporting issues

  • More flexibility in the application of IFRS 9 – the IASB publishes an amendment to IFRS 4: PwC In brief INT2016-16

    Read more…