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Preparing your annual report

At least once a year, provided that you’ve had a regular business year without any restructurings etc. you ought to prepare and present an annual report for presenting your company’s performance to the public (or at least authorities who may make it public for a certain fee). (more…)

Importance of financial reporting

Importance of financial reporting arises from the needs of the investors, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders of the company; it arises from the needs of those who are somehow dependent on the performance of the entity. It may not be dependence how you’ve accustomed to see it, i.e. without the company they could not exist, […]

Contingent assets – to recognize or not to recognize

International Financial Reporting Standards (in short IFRS) are describing contingent assets as “possible assets that arise from past events and whose existence will be confirmed only by the occurrence or non-occurrence of one or more uncertain future events not wholly within the control of the entity”.  (more…)

Information that comes available after year-end but before submitting the Annual Report

I don’t know why accountants think that if the year is closed, it’s closed. It has happened quite often that I have to explain that if the information becomes available after the year-end but before you’ve submitted the Annual Report, this information is to be included within if it’s relating to the previous year. It’s […]

Comparative narrative information in financial statements

As a general rule, comparative information should always be given within the financial statements and its notes. When it comes to comparative narrative information, the same applies – it’s usually given, unless it’s no longer relevant.  (more…)

When it isn’t offsetting?

On the face of balance sheet and income statement there are certain items which are never considered as offsetting for certain items (something that’s not allowed on most cases as we’ve pointed out in one our posts about offsetting), but compulsory to be included within certain line item groups. If anything, it’s called netting.  (more…)