Theory aspect of Consolidated Financial Statements
The integrated reporting framework used by an entity in order to enhance their reporting system to restrict the defaulters to enter into the system in order to break the confidentiality. The existing reporting process needs to be strengthen by adopting different methods in improving the existing working conditions of an entity. The primary objective of this framework is to reduces the hidden errors lies in the internal business system. The replica of transactions are also reduces by applying the methods of integrated reporting framework. The current principles are used by an entity which will help in enhancing the existing quality of information by supplying truth and fair information to other end.
In addition to this, IAS 26 serves information about retirement plans which can be distinguished into two types such as defined benefit and contribution plan. Hence, it clearly presents information about the recording, measurement and disclosure of information regarding the retirement benefit plans. Hence, for effective presentation accounting personnel must have knowledge regarding the rules and regulations which are related to it (Bond, Govendir and Wells, 2016). Thus, by considering all such aspects it can be said that technical and conceptual knowledge is highly required for dealing with the standards more effectively and efficiently. Moreover, reporting and measurement aspect of pension plan is highly differing from one standard to another (McPhail, Macdonald and Ferguson, 2016). For instance: UK GAAP has different rules in relation to treatment on pension benefits in against to IAS. Hence, conceptual understanding and knowledge is highly required for dealing with the amount of retirement benefits and deferred tax amount.
There are several key issues which are associated with financial reporting enumerated below:
- Reporting needs and requirements are mentioned in the regulations which business entity requires following for ensuring transparency in the final accounts. However, sometimes is not possible for the business organization to comply with all the rules to the large extent.
- Further, some government authorities have framed and introduced legislation which entail that companies are not obliged to prepare financial statements according to accounting standards. Moreover, sometimes treasurer directives also enforce accounting standard which company has to follow for the preparation of financial statements.
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