IAS 8 (revised) 'Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors'

Deutsche Post AG Monitor

Deutsche Post AG Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0805
Company covered: 
Deutsche Post AG
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 07 August 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of the future impacts of new standards that are currently not effective: IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Pronouncements
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising from financing activities following adoption of amendment to IAS 7 Statement of cash flows".
Change
Detailed disclosure in respect of business acquired during the year.
Restatement
Restatement of segmental disclosures following reclassification of businesses between segments.
Change
Reduction in useful life of intangible asset results in additional amortisation.

Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG Monitor

Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0724
Company covered: 
Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 31 July 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Enhanced disclosure in respect of the impacts of new accounting standards including IFRS 17 "Insurance contracts", IFRS 9 "Financial instruments", IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers" and IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Change in classification of interest receivable not due.
Pronouncements
Presentation of a reconciliation of movements in liabilities arising form financing activities following adoption of an amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows".
Pronouncements
Discussion of key audit matters included in the audit report.
Change
Change in segmental reporting structure linked to discontinuation of a business.
Change
Recognition of impairment reversal in respect of deferred acquisition costs.

Michelin Monitor

Michelin Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0614
Company covered: 
Michelin
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 19 June 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Extended discussion in respect of new accounting standards including IFRS 9 "Financial instruments" and IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers".
Restatement
Prior year restatement recognised in relation to cash and cash equivalents.
Change
Alteration to depreciation life accounted for as a change in accounting estimate.
Change
Intangible assets recognised following a business acquisition.

Deutsche Telekom AG Monitor

Deutsche Telekom AG Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0520
Company covered: 
Deutsche Telekom AG
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 22 May 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Pronouncements
Disclosure of reconciliation of changes in liabilities arising from financing activities on adoption of amendment to IAS 7.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of IFRS 15 “Revenue from contracts with customers”.
Change
Change in segment reporting structure.
Change
Discussion of key audit matters included in audit report.
Change
Change in the presentation of deferred tax information.
Restatement
Restatement of operating lease obligations.

ASML Holding N.V. Monitor

ASML Holding N.V. Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0413
Company covered: 
ASML Holding N.V.
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 15 April 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Restatement of sales breakdown included in segment disclosures.
Pronouncements
Disclosure of changes in liabilities arising from financing activities in line with amendment to IAS 7 "Statement of cash flows"
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure in respect of new standards including quantification of the expected impact of IFRS 16 "Leases".
Change
Summary information disclosed in respect of newly acquired associate.
Change
Disclosure of related party transactions with associate.

Carlsberg ASA Monitor

Company Name Annual Report Year
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0407
Company covered: 
Carlsberg ASA
Period End: 
31 December, 2017
Report issued on 10 April 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Inter segment transfer results in restatement of comparatives.
Change
Change in the calculation of Return on invested capital.
Pronouncements
Extended disclosure on new standards issued but not yet adopted namely IFRS 9 "Financial instruments" and IFRS 15 "Revenues from contracts with customers".
Pronouncements
Additional cash flow disclosure of changes in liabilities arising from financing activities.
Restatement
Restatement of comparative statement of changes in equity without explanation.

New standard disclosure - IFRS 15

IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (IFRS 15) is one of two major new standards being applied from financial periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018 (the other being IFRS 9 Financial Instruments). In the years leading up to this, there has been an increased focus by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) on the disclosures setting out the impact of forthcoming accounting standards in the financial statements, as required by IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors (IAS 8).

The FRC commented on these disclosures in its Annual Review of Corporate Reporting for the 2016-17 year-ends (annual review), and noted in its year-end advice letter to audit committee chairs and finance directors (FRC advice letter) (attached as an appendix to the report), that it expected to see a ‘step change’ in the quality of the disclosures assessing the impact of new accounting standards in the 2017-18 financial statements.

This report analyses the disclosures assessing the impact of IFRS 15 which have been included in the consolidated financial statements of 20 UK listed companies selected at random with a focus on industries where IFRS 15 has most impact.

Renishaw plc Monitor

Renishaw plc Annual report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0209
Company covered: 
Renishaw plc
Period End: 
30 June, 2017
Report issued on 20 February 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Prior year restatement following discovery of accounting error in respect of hedge accounting.
Change
Results of discontinued operations highlighted in a separate line item on the face of the income statement.
Change
Auditors report enhanced by inclusion of overview of audit approach section and audit scope diagrams.
Change
Alternative performance measures note added to the financial statements.

Thomas Cook Group plc Monitor

Thomas Cook Group plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0206
Company covered: 
Thomas Cook Group plc
Period End: 
30 September, 2017
Report issued on 13 February 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Restatement
Correction of accounting errors result in prior year adjustments.
Change
Key audit matters section included in auditors report.
Change
Risk disclosures enhanced by disclosure of link to strategy and movements compared to the prior year.
Change
New financing agreement highlighted in post balance sheet events note.

Go-Ahead Group plc Monitor

Go-Ahead Group plc Annual Report 2017
CR Monitor Issue: 
2018/0111
Company covered: 
Go-Ahead Group plc
Period End: 
1 July, 2017
Report issued on 23 January 2018 covered the following practice issues:
Change
Change in accounting policy in respect of franchise adjustments in relation to the rail pension scheme.
Change
Presentation of auditors' report enhanced by inclusion of a summary of the audit approach and a diagram illustrating the application of materiality.
Change
Identification of new key audit matter linked to rail franchise.
Pronouncements
Summarised non-quantitative disclosure of the expected future impacts of new accounting standards on revenue, leases and financial instruments.