• Service: Audit, Financial Statement Audit, Financial Reporting & Accounting Standards, Accounting Advisory Services, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 19/11/2013

IFRS In the Headlines

IFRS In the Headlines
In the Headlines (formerly IFRS Briefing Sheets) provide a timely update on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) developments.

Focus areas for regulators (2013/17) 

ESMA has announced its priority areas for European national regulators reviewing IFRS financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2013.
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The ESMA statement draws attention to the following areas where quality could be improved, while emphasising a need for entities to focus on what is relevant to their financial statements:


  • impairment of non-financial assets
  • measurement of post-employment benefit obligations
  • fair value measurement and disclosure
  • disclosures related to significant accounting policies, judgements and estimates
  • financial instruments.