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FAQ concerning IFRS 16 – Lease (part 2)

3 December 2018
Piotr STASZKIEWICZ
Last year we wrote a lot in our blog about the new IFRS 16 standard that significantly changes the concept behind considering contracts in terms of the necessity to disclose transactions in the lessee’s balance sheet.  We are going to continue on this topic, answering another batch of the most frequently asked questions concerning this standard.

IFRS 16 – a few words about the new standard. Leaseback (part 10)

19 June 2018
Piotr STASZKIEWICZ
The last time we discussed lease contract modifications. The next thing that should be addressed and is present in the economic reality is the leaseback. It is very often the case that entities first purchase a given fixed asset (a building, specialist equipment or manufacturing machine) but then, given the lack of funds or as a consequence of streamlining the financing of their investments, decide to sell this asset and lease it back later.

IFRS 16 – a few words about the new standard. Lease contract modifications (part 9)

22 May 2018
Piotr STASZKIEWICZ
In this article, resuming the topic of IFRS 16, we will have a look at situations in which a lease contract has been modified. In the opening remarks it is worth recalling that any changes of the interest rate, being the basis for calculating the lessor’s interest, or any changes of the index (e.g. inflation level), being the basis for calculating lease payments, are already included in the variable payments and shall not be discussed here any further. Any such changes result only in the need to make adjustments to the outstanding liabilities and adjust the right-of-use assets accordingly.

MSSF/IFRS 16 – a few words on the new standard (part 5)

15 March 2018
Piotr STASZKIEWICZ
Previously, we focused on the establishing of the starting value of the right to use an asset. We have mentioned the fact that the value of the obligation should be discounted. And how to calculate the discount? What rate of discount to apply?

MSSF/IFRS 16 – several words regarding the new standard (part 3)

11 December 2017
Ewa KĄDZIELA
In the previous part of our considerations, we raised the issue of simplifications in the application of IFRS 16, when assets and liabilities are not recognized. Entities benefitting from the simplifications charge payments directly into costs - usually, on a straight-line basis over the period of the lease. Operating leases are settled in a similar manner (in accordance with the IAS 17 regulations, still in effect). For the record, below please find a handful of information.

MSSF/IFRS 16 – several words regarding the new standard (part 2)

4 December 2017
Piotr STASZKIEWICZ
In the previous article devoted to leasing, several sample questions were asked by members of management boards and accountants regarding the recognition, valuation and presentation of leasing under the new IFRS 16 standard. Below please find the answers to the inquiries received.

MSSF/IFRS 16 – several words regarding the new standard (part 1)

27 November 2017
Piotr STASZKIEWICZ
For several months now, we have been noticing an increased activity among entities in the area of inquiries regarding the issue of leasing, as well as the analysis of contracts they signed for the use of certain assets – be it in the form of a lease, rental or tenancy. The emerging questions have hastened the decision to write several entries about the new IFRS 16 standard.

Auditors in a difficult market environment

11 May 2016
Piotr STASZKIEWICZ
Growing competition and a still strong pressure on prices - How do auditors cope in such a difficult market environment? How do they acquire new customers? How is the specificity of the auditor's work changing? Are there new challenges arising?

ISAs in Poland – will they change anything?

15 June 2015
Marek TOMCZYK
Introduction of International Auditing Standards (hereinafter: ISAs) in Poland offers a huge opportunity of improving the quality of audit services, and thereby the quality of financial statements themselves for the benefit of all interested parties (management boards, shareholders, prospective investors and statutory auditors).

The Treaty on a Good Job

17 April 2015
Piotr BINDAS
We have already covered the issue of cooperation with an auditor but, while scanning publicly available financial statements, especially of the companies listed on New Connect, I came to the conclusion that there is still too little talk about certain issues. I suggest looking at a few randomly selected financial statements presented on the issuers’ websites. My point is not to assess the economic activity of the companies, but to see how information on achievements of a company in a given year is included in its annual financial statements, which, to my mind, should constitute the information provided by the board to the supreme authority of the company, namely its owners (indeed, it is shareholders that are most important in the company, because the ownership belongs to them). I browse through financial statements of the companies listed on New Connect quite often and two things strike me, as an outside reader, most: first, not including all data required by the Accounting Act and second, overall slovenliness of the presented financial statements, which aspects show the attitude of the companies’ managements to this official document.

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