Section 1601 - Consolidated financial statements

Effective date:

January 1, 2011

Published by the AcSB:

December 2009

Reach out to our Section 1601 Specialist

Diana De Acetis


This Section establishes standards for the preparation of consolidated financial statements. This Section specifically discusses consolidation accounting following a business combination that involves a purchase of an equity interest by one company in another. The principles in this Section are also to be used as a general guide in situations involving a combination or consolidation other than through purchase of an equity interest or involving unincorporated businesses.

History of Section 1601




December 2009

Part II of the CPA Canada Handbook  issued

Effective for fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 2011.  Earlier application is permitted.

Note: The above summary does not include details of consequential amendments made as the result of other projects.

Correction list for hyphenation

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