Accounting for Financial Instruments

Author: Cormac Butler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470743751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 8650

This practical book shows how to deal with the complicated area of accounting of financial instruments. Containing a huge number of sophisticated worked examples, the book treats this complex subject in a way that gives clear guidance on the subject. In an introductory, controversial overview of the subject, the book highlights the mistakes that both auditing firms and the accounting standard setters are making, and demonstrates the contribution the International Financial Reporting Standards have made to the current credit crisis.

Financial Instruments

A Comprehensive Guide to Accounting and Reporting

Author: Rosemarie Sangiuolo,Leslie F. Seidman

Publisher: CCH

ISBN: 9780808092162

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1200

View: 1561

Financial Instruments: A Comprehensive Guide to Accounting and Reporting is written for practicing accountants and other professionals who need to understand the accounting for financial instruments. This unique book pulls together all of the existing accounting literature on financial instruments into one volume, organizes it logically, and describes the requirements as simply as possible. This comprehensive, topic-based approach will save practitioners time and effort in researching accounting issues.

Accounting for Financial Instruments

A Guide to Valuation and Risk Management

Author: Emanuel Camilleri,Roxanne Camilleri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138237599

Category: Accounting

Page: 412

View: 6073

Accounting for Financial Instruments is about the accounting and regulatory framework associated with the acquisition and disposal of financial instruments; how to determine their value; how to manage the risk connected with them; and ultimately compile a business valuation report. Specifically, the book covers the following topics, amongst others: Accounting for Investments; Bills of exchange; Management of Financial Risks; Financial Analysis (including the Financial Analysis Report); Valuation of a business (including the Business Valuation Report) and Money laundering. Accounting for Financial Instruments fills a gap in the current literature for a comprehensive text that brings together relevant accounting concepts and valid regulatory framework, and related procedures regarding the management of financial instruments (investments), which are applicable in the modern business world. Understanding financial risk management allows the reader to comprehend the importance of analysing a business concern. This is achieved by presenting an analytical framework to illustrate that an entity's performance is greatly influenced by its external and internal environments. The analysis of the external environment examines factors that impact an entity's operational activities, strategic choices, and influence its opportunities and risks. The analysis of the internal environment applies accounting ratio analysis to an entity's financial statements to examine various elements, including liquidity, profitability, asset utilisation, investment, working capital management and capital structure. The objective of the book is to provide a fundamental knowledge base for those who are interested in managing financial instruments (investments) or studying banking and finance or those who wish to make financial services, particularly banking and finance, their chosen career. Accounting for Financial Instruments is highly applicable to both professional accountants and auditors and students alike.

IAS 39 - Accounting for Financial Instruments

Author: Kathinka Kurz


ISBN: 3832483284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 88

View: 1403

Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Financial markets have developed extremely in volume and complexity in the last 20 years. International investments are booming, due to the general relaxation of capital controls and the increasing demand of international diversification by investors. Driven by these developments the use and variety of financial instruments has grown enormously. Risk management strategies that are crucial to business success can no longer be executed without the use of derivative instruments. Accounting standards have not kept pace with the dynamic development of financial markets and instruments. Concerns about proper accounting regulations for financial instruments, especially derivatives, have been sharpened by the publicity surrounding large derivative-instrument losses at several companies. Incidences like the breakdown of the Barings Bank and huge losses by the German Metallgesellschaft have captured the public s attention. One of the standard setters greatest challenges is to develop principles applicable to the full range of financial instruments and implement structures that will adapt to new products that will continue to develop. Considering these aspects, the focus of this paper is to illustrate how financial instruments are accounted for under the regulations of the International Accounting Standard (IAS) 39. It refers to the latest version, Revised IAS 39 , which was issued in December 2003 and has to be applied for the annual reporting period beginning on or after January 1. 2005. First, the general regulations of this standard are demonstrated followed by special hedge accounting regulations. An overall conclusion that points out critical issues of IAS 39 is provided at the end of the paper. IAS 39 is highly complex and one of the most criticized International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). In many cases, the adoption of IAS 39 will lead to significant changes compared to former accounting regulations applied. Therefore the paper is designed to provide a broad understanding of the standard and to facilitate its implementation. Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents: Executive Summary1 1.Scope2 2.Financial Instruments - General Definitions and Regulations4 2.1Overview4 2.2Financial Assets4 2.3Financial Liabilities5 2.4Five Categories of Financial Instruments5 2.4.1Financial Assets and Liabilities at Fair Value through Profit or Loss6 2.4.2Held-to-Maturity Investment Assets7 2.4.3Loans and [...]

Financial Instruments and Institutions

Accounting and Disclosure Rules

Author: Stephen G. Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470139579

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 616

View: 6849

This book is an authoritative guide to the accounting and disclosure rules for financial institutions and instruments. It provides guidance from a “fair value” perspective and demonstrates the simplest and most natural measurement basis for reporting financial instruments, as is relevant for thrifts, mortgage banks, commercial banks, and property-casualty and life insurers.

Financial Reporting for Financial Instruments

Author: Stephen G. Ryan

Publisher: Now Pub

ISBN: 9781601986160

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 8614

Financial Reporting for Financial Instruments develops the foundational knowledge related to financial instruments and the markets in which they trade, financial institutions and their internal decision-making and external circumstances, and currently required and credible alternative financial reporting for financial instruments. It provides an introduction to fundamental issues in financial reporting for financial instruments that is accessible to readers who do not have extensive prior knowledge of structured finance transactions and of the accounting for those transactions.

Accounting for Investments, Equities, Futures and Options

Author: R. Venkata Subramani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118179617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 848

The 2008 financial crisis highlighted the need for responsible corporate governance within financial institutions. The key to ensuring that adequate standards are maintained lies with effective accounting and auditing standards. Accounting for Investments: Equities, Futures and Options offers a comprehensive overview of these key financial instruments and their treatment in the accounting sector, with special reference to the regulatory requirements. The book uses the US GAAP requirements as the standard model and the IFRS variants of the same are also given. Accounting for Investments starts from the basics of each financial product and: defines the product analyses the structure of the product evaluates its advantages and disadvantages describes the different events in the trade cycle elaborates on the accounting entries related to these events. The author also explains how the entries are reflected in the general ledger accounts, thus providing a macro level picture for the reader to understand the impact of such accounting. Lucidly written and informative, Accounting for Investments is a comprehensive guide for any professional dealing with these complex products. It also provides an accessible text for technology experts who develop software and support systems for the finance industry.

Financial instruments

recognition and measurement, and other related standards

Author: International Accounting Standards Committee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 7011


Understanding Financial Instruments and their Accounting

Author: Sunil Kumar Kansal

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9781118592274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 6450

Detailed product information alongside relevant IFRS 9 guidelines for more streamlined implementation IFRS 9 – Understanding Financial Instruments and their Accounting is a practical and informative guide to financial instruments and accounting issues in the context of the new global framework for financial reporting. The first handbook of its kind, this book provides detailed information about over eighty products alongside IFRS 9 accounting, merging the knowledge base and skill sets of two distinct functions into a single useful reference. Practical implementation guidance covers both derivative and non-derivative instruments, and real-world illustrations provide deeper insight into the everyday accounting entries and analyses that IFRS 9 entails. Readers will gain both the background knowledge and the application skills to help ease the adoption of IFRS 9 with minimal disruption to daily operations. With the exception of optional adoption of the hedge accounting requirements, the International Accounting Standards Board mandated complete IFRS 9 adoption no later than January, 2018. The new standard replaces IAS 39, and consists of classification and measurement, impairment, and hedge accounting. Successful implementation requires an in-depth understanding of cash flows and the mechanics of financial instruments. IFRS 9 – Understanding Financial Instruments and their Accounting simplifies IFRS 9 principles and explains the implementation process, helping readers to: Understand the handling of derivative and non-derivative financial instruments Clarify IFRS disclosure requirements and suggested accounting entries Examine the correlation and divergence between IFRS 9 and IAS 39 frameworks Understand the impact of transitioning from IAS 39 to IFRS 9 Develop an effective IFRS implementation strategy with understanding of the requirements and procedures Existing coverage of IFRS 9 tends to be restrictive, with little attention paid to product guidance, leaving a gap in the knowledge required for successful worldwide adoption. This book fills that gap, providing a complete resource with full explanation and illustrative examples.

Wiley IFRS

Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook

Author: Abbas A. Mirza,Magnus Orrell,Graham Holt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118045213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 9832

Wiley IFRS: Practical Implementation Guide and Workbook, Second Edition is a quick reference guide on IFRS/IAS that includes easy-to-understand IFRS/IAS standards outlines, practical insights, case studies with solutions, illustrations and multiple-choice questions with solutions. The book greatly facilitates your understanding of the practical implementation issues involved in applying these complex "principles-based" standards. PS-Line

IPSAS Explained

A Summary of International Public Sector Accounting Standards

Author: Thomas MÃ1⁄4ller-Marqués Berger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119415047

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 8463

A succinct, yet highly informative guide to IPSAS and their application IPSAS Explained provides a concise summary of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards for practitioners needing to maintain compliance with ever-changing practices. Comprehensively updated to align with newly-accepted standards in key subject areas and including the latest iteration of the framework and improvement projects, this guide distills each standard into a useful and accessible format. Coverage of each IPSAS includes a brief overview of the basic principles behind it, as well as charts, graphs and tables that provide information at a glance. Updated material includes discussion of the new IPSASB governance structure, including the Public Interest Committee and Consultative Advisory Group, as well as information on the current Exposure Drafts and the changes forthcoming from the Improvements Project. New sections on First-Time Adoption of Accrual Basis IPSAS, new consolidation standards and Service Performance Reporting bring practitioners completely up to date to help ensure full compliance. Locate relevant IPSAS quickly and easily Get up to date on newly adopted standards Deepen conceptual understanding with graphical representations Understand the operations of the IPSASB, as well as new and ongoing projects The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board is engaged in the ongoing process of bringing public sector accounting in line with the IPSAS, which largely align with the IFRS model: where an IFRS exists, it is either adopted directly or adjusted to be suitable for the public sector; where no relevant IFRS exists, the IPSASB issues an IPSAS. IPSAS Explained condenses and clarifies each IPSAS, providing context, background and practical guidance to help practitioners find the answers they need to comply.

Accounting for Derivatives

Advanced Hedging under IFRS 9

Author: Juan Ramirez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111881794X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 792

View: 9179

The derivative practitioner’s expert guide to IFRS 9 application Accounting for Derivatives explains the likely accounting implications of a proposed transaction on derivatives strategy, in alignment with the IFRS 9 standards. Written by a Big Four advisor, this book shares the author’s insights from working with companies to minimise the earnings volatility impact of hedging with derivatives. This second edition includes new chapters on hedging inflation risk and stock options, with new cases on special hedging situations including hedging components of commodity risk. This new edition also covers the accounting treatment of special derivatives situations, such as raising financing through commodity-linked loans, derivatives on own shares and convertible bonds. Cases are used extensively throughout the book, simulating a specific hedging strategy from its inception to maturity following a common pattern. Coverage includes instruments such as forwards, swaps, cross-currency swaps, and combinations of standard options, plus more complex derivatives like knock-in forwards, KIKO forwards, range accruals, and swaps in arrears. Under IFRS, derivatives that do not qualify for hedge accounting may significantly increase earnings volatility. Compliant application of hedge accounting requires expertise across both the standards and markets, with an appropriate balance between derivatives expertise and accounting knowledge. This book helps bridge the divide, providing comprehensive IFRS coverage from a practical perspective. Become familiar with the most common hedging instruments from an IFRS 9 perspective Examine FX risk and hedging of dividends, earnings, and net assets of foreign subsidies Learn new standards surrounding the hedge of commodities, equity, inflation, and foreign and domestic liabilities Challenge the qualification for hedge accounting as the ultimate objective IFRS 9 is set to replace IAS 39, and many practitioners will need to adjust their accounting policies and hedging strategies to conform to the new standard. Accounting for Derivatives is the only book to cover IFRS 9 specifically for the derivatives practitioner, with expert guidance and practical advice.

Financial Instruments

A Comprehensive Guide to Accounting and Reporting (2016)

Author: Rosemarie Sangiuolo,Scott Taub,Leslie F. Seidn

Publisher: Cch

ISBN: 9780808042259


Page: N.A

View: 658

Financial Instruments: A Comprehensive Guide to Accounting and Reporting is written for practicing accountants and other professionals who need to understand the accounting for financial instruments. This unique book pulls together all of the existing accounting literature on financial instruments into one volume, organizes it logically, and describes the requirements as simply as possible. This comprehensive, topic-based approach will save practitioners time and effort in researching accounting issues. This comprehensive reference includes guidance issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the FASB's Emerging Issues Task Force and Derivatives Implementation Group. It also includes standards issued by the AICPA Accounting Standards Executive Committee, and the audit and accounting guides issued by various committees of the AICPA. This guide covers accounting requirements for public and private companies and touches on unique aspects of reporting financial instruments by nonprofit organizations. Over 400 pieces of authoritative literature are referenced in this book. Each chapter covers the relevant accounting questions for each type of instrument, including: - When and how to initially recognize the instrument in the balance sheet - How to measure the instrument in subsequent periods - How to recognize income or expense - When and how impairment must be recognized - When the instrument should be removed from the balance sheet - What disclosures should be provided in the footnotes. The text includes visual aids whenever possible; observations, such as differences between instrument types; practice pointers; and examples to make the requirements as clear as possible to the reader. The book also includes: a cross-reference to the ori

Accounting for Risk, Hedging and Complex Contracts

Author: A. Rashad Abdel-Khalik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136489282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

View: 7695

With the exponential growth in financial derivatives, accounting standards setters have had to keep pace and devise new ways of accounting for transactions involving these instruments, especially hedging activities. Accounting for Risk, Hedging and Complex Contracts addresses the essential elements of these developments, exploring accounting as related to today's most relevant topics - risk, hedging, insurance, reinsurance, and more. The book begins by providing a basic foundation by discussing the concepts of risk, risk types and measurement, and risk management. It then introduces readers to the nature and valuation of free standing options, swaps, forward and futures as well as of embedded derivatives. Discussion and illustrations of the cash flow hedge and fair value hedge accounting treatments are offered in both single currency and multiple currency environments, including hedging net investment in foreign operations. The final chapter is devoted to the disclosure of financial instruments and hedging activities. The combination of these topics makes the book a must-have resource and reference in the field. With discussions of the basic tools and instruments, examinations of the related accounting, and case studies to help students apply their knowledge, this book is an essential, self-contained source for upper-level undergraduate and masters accounting students looking develop an understanding of accounting for today’s financial realities.

Exposure draft of proposed amendments to IAS 39 financial instruments - recognition and measurement: fair value hedge accounting for a portfolio hedge of interest rate risk: August 2003

Author: International Accounting Standards Board,International Accounting Standards Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904230311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 41

View: 8656

Mastering Value at Risk

A Step-by-step Guide to Understanding and Applying VaR

Author: Cormac Butler

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780273637523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

View: 7490

Value at Risk (VAR) is rapidly emerging as the dominant methodology for estimating precisely how much money is at risk each day in the financial markets. This book provides an objective view of VAR, analyzing its pitfalls and benefits.

Making Choices in Health

WHO Guide to Cost-effectiveness Analysis

Author: Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer,World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241546010

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 7002

This guide provides information on the concepts involved in using cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) to evaluate the costs and health effects of specific health policy interventions, taking into account the efficiency of current and proposed interventions and seeking to maximise the transferability of cost estimates across settings. Issues discussed include: a brief description of this 'generalized CEA' approach and its methodological differences to more traditional methods, study design, cost estimation, discounting, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, and results reporting. The second part of the publication contains a series of papers on selected technical issues and applications, originally published in journals.

The Routledge Companion to Fair Value and Financial Reporting

Author: Peter Walton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136713093

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 6798

Comprising contributions from a unique mixture of academics, standard setters and practitioners, and edited by an internationally recognized expert, this book, on a controversial and intensely debated topic, is the only definitive reference source available on the topics of fair value and financial reporting. Drawing chapters from a diverse range of contributors on different aspects of the subject together into one volume, it: examines the use of fair value in international financial reporting standards and the US standard SFAS 157 Fair Value Measurement, setting out the case for and against looks at fair value from a number of different theoretical perspectives, including possible future uses, alternative measurement paradigms and how it compares with other valuation models explores fair value accounting in practice, including audit, financial instruments, impairments, an investment banking perspective, approaches to fair value in Japan and the USA, and Enron’s use of fair value An outstanding resource, this volume is an indispensable reference that is deserving of a place on the bookshelves of both libraries and all those working in, studying, or researching the areas of international accounting, financial accounting and reporting.

Cch Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging

Author: James F. Green

Publisher: CCH

ISBN: 9780808091004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1274

View: 5246

CCH Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging offers professionals comprehensive guidance for applying the intricate and expansive requirements of FASB Statement No. 133, Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities, and its amendments. Since its issuance, the FASB has amended and interpreted Statement 133 numerous times, making the accounting guidance for derivatives and hedging activities one of the most complex and frequently misunderstood accounting principles used in business today. CCH Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging helps users identify the nuances of accounting for these types of activities and provides practical guidance on how to apply these principles to typical situations currently encountered in practice in numerous types of transactions, including: fair value hedges; interest-rate swaps; cash flow hedges; embedded derivative instruments; net investment hedges; and disclosures. This expansive guide provides professionals with a practical resource by selectively combining information from the official text of the FASB, along with information drawn from the rules and releases of the SEC, consensuses of the EITF, and lessons learned from leading practitioners in the field.