FEE publishes an analysis of combined and carve-out financial statements

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15 Feb, 2013

The European Federation of Accountants (FEE) has published a paper ‘Combined and Carve-out Financial Statements Analysis of Common Practices’. The paper summarises the most common practices as well as the main issues and challenges related to the preparation of combined and carve-out financial statements in compliance with IFRS.

This Analysis of Common Practices paper builds upon the FEE Discussion Paper Combined Financial Statements (issued in April 2011) and takes into consideration the feedback it has received by respondents concerning relevant issues not initially covered by the April 2011 discussion paper. Also, the Analysis of Common Practices paper includes additional input from the FEE Capital Markets Working Party that was deemed necessary in developing a more comprehensive and useful document.

The FEE believes this paper will:

    1. be useful for stakeholders with an interest in the subject matter (preparers, users, practitioners, regulators, researchers and professional bodies);
    2. encourage the IASB to consider a project on combined financial statements in its future agenda (currently, the IASB does not have a specific IFRS standard regarding the preparation of combined financial statements);
    3. be informative for securities regulators such as the ESMA and other national entities; and
    4. encourage public debate.

The FEE is welcoming comments and will update the document as needed.

The press release and Analysis of Common Practices are available on the FEE website.

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