How to account for contracts to buy commodities with future delivery (own use)?
When you purchase a commodity with future delivery for fixed price, should you account for it as for derivative under IFRS 9? Or as a purchase of inventories (“own-use” contract)? Find out here with example included.
How to account for free assets received under IFRS
The best things in life are free… … at least that’s what Janet Jackson sang in one of her top hits. However, when your company receives some free assets, then the question is: Are they really received at no cost and no strings attached? Is…
027: Examples: How to allocate cost of conversion to inventories at abnormal levels of production?
How to allocate fixed overheads to the cost of inventories? What if your production is abnormally high or abnormally low? Find out here with examples included!
015: How to prepare financial statements when going concern does not apply?
IFRS do not specify any rules for presenting the financial statements when the going concern basis does not apply. So, what to do? How to present the financial statements? What should we take care of? Find out here!
Accounting for discounts under IFRS
Discounts are probably the most popular selling tool in business. Without a doubt, many companies discount the price for their products or services in various forms, for example: Buy 1, get 1 free (and modifications), Get 10% off for purchases over CU 100 (and modifications),…
IAS 2 Cost Formulas: Weighted average, FIFO or FOFO?!
During my ACCA studies some years ago I had an amazing tutor. He was very smart, always to the point and on top of that, I simply loved his dry British sense of humor. When we talked about inventories, he told us a story about…
The Best of IFRSbox 2015
The year-end is coming closer and closer; the closings have already started to push their pressure on all of us, the exam season approaches and we live the busy lives. I know that this part of the year is usually the second busiest for any…
How to Account for Spare Parts under IFRS
One of the biggest issues related to property, plant and equipment is accounting for spare parts, servicing equipment, stand-by equipment and similar items. IFRS standards are pretty silent about this topic, the guidance is very limited and as a result, companies need to rely on…
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