Financial Reporting Supply Chain: Current Perspectives and Directions

The IFAC evaluates the major efforts to change and improve financial reporting in these four areas: corporate governance, the financial reporting process, the audit of financial reports and the usefulness of financial reports.
Also investigated are these questions: Has the financial reporting process become better or worse? Have the financial reports become more or less relevant, reliable and understandable? What should be done next?
Areas of concern include:
  • Personal risk and liability for directors and management
  • Cost-benefit concerns
  • Transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Complying/reconciling accounts to different financial reporting standards
  • Increased audit cost relative to perceived benefits
  • Focus by companies on compliance instead of essence of the business
  • Regulatory disclosure overload
  • Lack of forward looking information

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