KASB research paper on the usefulness of note disclosures

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04 Dec 2018

The Korea Accounting Standards Board (KASB) has made available a research paper commissioned to look into the usefulness of the way financial information is provided by the current form of financial statements.

The KASB argues that financial statements currently consist of an overly simplified body and an extensive volume of notes that disclose a list of disorderly information necessary in decision-making. As the KASB believes that this inevitably leads to the on-going criticism that users of the financial statements cannot effectively utilise the information which are useful in making decisions, the KASB sought to find ways to better understand the current status of note disclosure preparation in entities and analyse usefulness of disclosed information in the notes through in-depth interviews with financial statement users. The research report The Usefulness of Note Disclosures: Examination and Suggestions for Improvement was issued in the hope of sharing the outcome of the research conducted with a wider range of stakeholders in Korea and overseas.

The research report can be accessed throuh the press release on the KASB website.

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