IASB begins discussions on the comprehensive review of the
IFRS for SMEs
Report of the February 2013 SMEIG meeting now available online
In June 2012 the IASB issued a Request for Information (RFI): Comprehensive Review of the IFRS for SMEs
. The objective of the RFI was to seek public views on whether there is a need to make any amendments to the IFRS for SMEs
. The RFI asked questions about the IFRS for SMEs
based on issues frequently raised with the IASB by interested parties and relating to new and revised IFRSs. It also encouraged respondents to raise their own issues.
At its March 2013 meeting the IASB started to discuss the issues in the RFI relating to the scope of the IFRS for SMEs
as well as a framework for considering new and revised IFRSs.
To access the agenda papers and a recording of the meeting, please click here
A summary of the discussion and decisions made at the meeting are available in the March IASB Update
The SME Implementation Group (SMEIG) met on 4–5 February 2013 to consider the responses to the June 2012 RFI and to develop their recommendations to the IASB on possible amendments to the IFRS for SMEs
A report containing the recommendations of the SMEIG that were developed at this meeting is now available online. To access this report and to see further information about this meeting, please click here
. The report is available under February 2013 meeting summary.
For more information about the SMEIG, including the terms of reference and operating procedures of the group, please click here.
Adoption of the IFRS for SMEs in Malaysia
Arabic-language translation of Module 9 Consolidated and Separate
Building on its previously announced plan to adopt the IFRS for SMEs, the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) has issued a roadmap outlining a new financial reporting framework for private entities. The roadmap proposes a framework by which private entities will make the transition to the MASB’s ‘Financial Reporting Standards for Small and Medium-sized Entities’ (FRS for SMEs). The FRS for SMEs is identical to the IFRS for SMEs apart from minor amendments to the Preface and Section 1 of the IFRS for SMEs to be consistent with the local law in Malaysia.
The FRS for SMEs is expected to be issued during the first half of 2013 and to be effective for annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016.
IFRS for SMEs translations: status report
An Arabic-language translation of Module 9 Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements
is now available. Module 9 covers Section 9 of the IFRS for SMEs
, Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements
, which defines the circumstances in which an entity presents consolidated financial statements and the procedures for preparing those statements. It also includes guidance on separate and combined financial statements. In total, 32 Arabic-language modules are available for download from the IFRS Foundation website and they can be accessed here
The IFRS Foundation is grateful to the Arab Society of Certified Accountants (ASCA) Jordan for facilitating and funding the translation of the training material.
Upcoming ‘train the trainers’ workshop
Here is the current status of the IFRS for SMEs
translations that have been approved by the IFRS Foundation:
: Albanian,* Arabic, Armenian,* Bosnian,* Chinese (simplified),* Croatian,* Czech,* Estonian,* French,* German, Hebrew,* Italian,* Japanese,* Kazakh,* Khmer,* Lithuanian,* Macedonian,* Mongolian,* Polish,* Portuguese,* Romanian,* Russian,* Serbian, Spanish,* Turkish* and Ukrainian.*
Under discussion with the IFRS Foundation
: Georgian and Turkmen.
*Available for free download here (for translations not marked with an * please see our webshop for details on how to purchase a hard copy)
Where to obtain IFRS for SMEs materials
For more details, click here
29–31 May 2013
Darrel Scott (Chairman SME Implementation Group and IASB member) and Guillermo Braunbeck (Project Manager, IFRS Education Initiative, IASB)
Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and Zambian Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) with funding from the World Bank
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