The March 2017 IASB podcast, featuring International Accounting Standards Board Chair Hans Hoogervorst, Vice-Chair Sue Lloyd and Education Director Matt Tilling, is now available.
It touches on the important role of various committees and advisory groups in helping the Board do its job and discusses the following topics from the March Board meeting agenda:
- Wider corporate reporting: Hans explains that the Board discussed the possibility of undertaking some work in this area that may entail updating the Practice Statement on Management Commentary;
- Primary Financial Statements: Hans outlines the call from investors for more line items and subtotals, and gives an overview of the scope of this project; and
- Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity: Sue explains what the Gamma approach is and that the Board expects to publish a Discussion Paper later this year.
The podcast also flags up two upcoming events: the IFRS Foundation’s annual European conference, which this year is held in Amsterdam at the end of June; and an event on the implementation of IFRS 16 Leases in London in May. More information about these events can be found here.
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