The IFRS Foundation Trustees have approved the appointment of IASB Member Darrel Scott as Chairman of the SME Implementation Group (SMEIG) replacing Paul Pacter, whose term at the IASB ended on 31 December 2012.
The IFRS Foundation Trustees also approved changes to the Terms of Reference and Operating Procedures
for the SME Implementation Group to reflect the Trustees’ decisions in October 2012 to expand the SMEIG to approximately 30 members and to provide for staggered expirations of members’ terms, effective 1 July 2014. More information about the SMEIG is available here
The agenda papers for the SMEIG meeting are now available online here
The SMEIG will meet at the IASB’s office in London on 4 and 5 February 2013 to consider responses to the June 2012 Request for Information Comprehensive Review of the IFRS for SMEs
and to develop recommendations to the IASB on possible amendments to the IFRS for SMEs
The agenda papers for the meeting contain IASB staff summaries of the comments received on the Request for Information Comprehensive Review of the IFRS for SMEs
The Ukrainian translation of the IFRS for SMEs
has now been completed and is available for free download.
Here is the current status of translations of the IFRS for SMEs
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
*Available for free download here (for translations not marked with a * please see our webshop for details of how to purchase a hard copy)
The IFRS Foundation Education Initiative has updated the 32 published modules of its training material on the IFRS for SMEs
, primarily to include reference to all of the questions and answers (Q & As)
issued by the SMEIG. All of the 32 modules are available for free download here
To complete the series, the Education Initiative expects to post the three outstanding modules on the IFRS website in the next few months. Once they are published there will be one module for each section of the IFRS for SMEs