This publication summarises significant matters relevant for FY2017 annual reports, in the areas of financial reporting standards, income taxes and legal and regulatory matters. In particular, this publication highlights ACRA’s new enquiry process and its key focus areas for review of FY2017 annual financial statements under its Financial Reporting Surveillance Programme.
The new standard on financial instruments is effective from 1 January 2018 and introduces a new impairment model. There is a misconception that the impact of the new impairment requirements is not significant to corporates. However, this may not be the case. This issue highlights a number of challenges that corporates may face when implementing the new impairment rules and considers possible actions for corporates.