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AAOIFI statement on COVID-19 accounting implications for Islamic financial institutions

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22 May 2020

The Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) has published a statement 'Accounting implications of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic'.

The objective of the statement is to provide clarifications to Islamic financial institutions for the application of AAOIFI financial accounting standards (FASs) and the AAOIFI's Conceptual Framework considering certain pertinent issues arising due to economic factors and regulatory interventions in the wake of the COVID-­19 pandemic. AAOIFI is of the view that the FASs are robust and flexible enough to address the challenges posed by the prevalent uncertainty in the environment, but emphasises that institutions are encouraged to provide additional disclosures on voluntary basis to enable the users of the financial statements to better understand the financial position and performance of the institutions.

Please click to access the statement on the AAOIFI website.

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