Example: Consolidation with Foreign Currencies
Last update: 10/2022 (video added to the end of the article) In today’s world, most groups spread their activities abroad and logically different members of the group operate in different currencies. Is the consolidation process of combining the financial statements of two (or more) companies…
How to calculate impairment on intercompany loans?
How to determine the impairment on intercompany loans under IFRS 9? What are the special considerations in relation to groups and internal loans? Learn here!
How to deal with different useful lives of PPE within the group?
How to handle the situation when the parent requires subsidiary to apply different depreciation rates or useful lives than in the local legislation.
Expected Credit Loss on Intercompany Loans
Should you ever recognize impairment, or a provision on your intercompany loan (if you are a lender, of course)? Why would you do that when all intercompany balances are eliminated on consolidation and there’s nothing left in the consolidated financial statements – no loan, no…
Example: IFRS 10 Disposal of Subsidiary
Some time ago I published an article with an example of very simple method of consolidating a parent and a subsidiary. This article still applies and you can learn the basic steps and methodology of consolidation with a nice video in it. Many of my…
How to Consolidate Special Purpose Entity
I lost my first serious job in Arthur Andersen in 2001. I was devastated, because I really loved that job. Yes, it was full of hard work and long overtimes, but it was the best accounting and auditing school ever. How did I lose my…
How to account for intercompany loans under IFRS
How to account for intercompany loans under IFRS when there is no documentation, loans are not at commercial terms or there is no fixed repayment date? Learn here!
Accounting for Deemed Disposal of Associate (IAS 28)
Sometimes, the things can happen behind your back – without you even noticing. And, these things can affect you somehow. Let me tell you a short story. I participated in an audit of a big insurance company and our senior asked me to look at…
How to Make Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows with Foreign Currencies
Did you know that many groups prepare their consolidated cash flow statement completely incorrectly? And, if you are well-experienced accountant, you can actually spot the faulty numbers instantly when you look to the statement of cash flows. Sadly, this wrong method is often taught in…
How to Test Goodwill for Impairment
When a company acquires control over another company, then often a goodwill arises, too. You should present it as an intangible asset, but when you think about it carefully, a goodwill is not a typical asset, because unlike other assets, you cannot sell it to…
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