Issue no. 10/2016 | Consumer Markets

Issue no. 10/2016 | Consumer Markets

This month the Accounting and Auditing Update focusses on the consumer markets sector and highlights key matters relating to accounting, financial reporting and regulatory areas relevant to this sector.

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The Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) largely converged with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are bringing about a paradigm shift in financial reporting in India. Our article highlights two key areas of impact: revenue recognition and the consideration of embedded leases and explains the new accounting requirements in these areas and the expected challenges that are likely to be faced by the sector.

 

The publication also features an interaction with Mr. V. Srinivasan, Chief
Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Godrej Consumer Products Limited and explores some key accounting, reporting and other topical matters relevant to the industry.

 

This publication also carries an article on fraud risk, which assesses key implications of fraud risk areas on this sector. We also seek to highlight considerations and challenges that companies in this sector could face while implementing Internal Financial Controls and key updates in the Foreign Direct Investment policy relating to this sector.

 

In this publication, we lay emphasis on how transfer pricing affects the sector, via complex issues relating to advertisement, marketing and promotion expenditure and an overview of the recent judgements of Indian courts in this area. We also cast our lens on distinct features and challenges associated with accounting and reporting for the liquor industry, a key sub-sector within consumer markets.

 

Additionally, our publication carries a regular synopsis of regulatory updates.

 

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