IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (2 days)

Course code: 1213


IFRS 9 is effective from 1 January 2018 and replaces IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement. It introduces a logical, more principles-based approach to classification and measurement of financial assets based on the business model and nature of cash flows. The new forward looking impairment model requires earlier and more timely recognition, and ongoing assessment of credit losses. The hedge accounting requirements are more principles-based and aligned to common risk management practices.

This course provides a brief overview of IAS 39, and covers an in-depth analysis of principles in IFRS 9. The course has numerous examples and illustrations to explain the business model and cash flow characteristics test for classification of financial assets, amortised cost and fair value measurement of financial assets and financial liabilities, de-recognition of financial assets (retained servicing, continuing involvement etc.), measurement of expected credit losses and the accounting and impact of different types of hedges on financial statements. In addition, it covers the financial instruments disclosures in IFRS 7 and principles in relation to fair value measurement in IFRS 13.

The course is designed to help preparers and users of financial statements to evaluate the impact of IFRS 9 on the business and its financial statements.


  • Introduction
    • IASB standards applicable to financial instruments: IAS 32, IAS 39, IFRS 7, IFRS 9 and IFRS 13
    • Issues with IAS 39 and introduction to IFRS 9
    • Definition of financial assets, financial liabilities and equity instruments
    • IAS 32 Financial Instruments: Presentation – financial liability versus equity instruments, compound financial instruments and offsetting
  • Classification of financial assets and financial liabilities
    • Re-cap of IAS 39 classification
    • Solely Payments of Principal and Interest (SPPI) criteria
    • Business models criteria
    • Application of IFRS 9 classification model
      • Amortised cost
      • Fair value through profit or loss
      • Fair value through other comprehensive income
    • Fair value option
  • Measurement of financial assets and financial liabilities
    • Initial recognition including treatment of transaction costs
    • Subsequent measurement (IFRS 9 and IFRS 13)
      • Debt instruments
      • Equity instruments
      • Fair value movements due to changes in own credit risk and reporting of it for financial liabilities designated at fair value through profit or loss
    • Impact of reclassification of financial assets
    • Overview of accounting for derivatives and embedded derivatives in IAS 39
      • CVA and DVA for credit risk on derivatives
    • Impact of embedded derivatives on the SPPI test in IFRS 9
  • Amortised cost assets
    • Recognition and measurement under IFRS 9
    • Loan commitments
    • Fee income and loan origination costs
    • Financial guarantees
    • Repossessed assets
  • De-recognition principles
    • De-recognition of financial assets
      • Determining whether a “transfer” has occurred
      • Transfer/retention of substantially all risks and rewards
      • Determining whether an entity retains “control” and measurement of continuing involvement
    • De-recognition of financial liabilities
  • Impairment of financial assets
    • Re-cap of IAS 39 incurred loss model
    • Introduction to IFRS 9 expected credit loss model – background, scope and impact of the model
    • Application of IFRS 9 expected credit loss model
      • 12-month and lifetime expected credit losses
      • Determination of significant increases in credit risk
      • Measurement of expected credit losses
      • Modified financial assets
      • Simplification and practical expedients
      • Purchase/origination of credit-impaired financial assets
      • Individual and collective assessment of impairment
    • Key estimates and judgements
  • Hedge accounting
    • Overview of hedging, accounting for different types of hedges and comprehensive examples to hedge interest rate risk and foreign exchange risk
    • Issues with IAS 39 hedge accounting
    • IFRS 9 hedge accounting model
      • Hedging instruments
      • Hedged items
      • Qualifying criteria
      • Hedge documentation
      • Hedge effectiveness requirements
      • Rebalancing
      • Discontinuation
    • Discussion paper on macro hedging
  • IFRS 9 transition requirements for classification of financial assets and financial liabilities, expected credit loss impairment and hedge accounting
  • IFRS 7 Financial Instruments Disclosures

Teaching method

  • Group live instruction in a workshop format
  • PowerPoint presentations with demonstrated examples
  • Case studies and examples for participants to work through in the course
  • Participant questions and group discussions on real life case studies
  • All participants receive a comprehensive binder containing presentation slides for future reference
  • Electronic copies of exercise and case study solutions will be available to participants


Basic understanding of accounting under IFRS or any national standards. No advance preparation is required for this course.

Course benefits

This course is beneficial to preparers and users of IFRS financial statements. The participants will learn the principles in IFRS 9, and its application.

  • Classify and measure the financial assets according to the three categories defined in IFRS 9
  • Analyse the impact of IFRS 9 on the classification of financial assets in IAS 39, including embedded derivatives
  • Classify and measure the financial liabilities according to the two categories defined in IFRS 9
  • Evaluate the principles of fair value measurement in IFRS 13
  • Apply the principles in relation to de-recognition of financial assets
  • Calculate the impairment loss on loans and other financial assets under the expected credit loss model in IFRS 9
  • Analyse the estimates and judgements in the expected credit loss impairment model
  • Apply the hedge accounting model in IFRS 9 and learn how it is aligned more closely to common risk management practices compared to IAS 39


See what past participants said about this course:

[The instructor] demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of IFRS 9 (course matter) and her gregarious personality provided an enjoyable and interactive class experience.

Andrew Spencer, Manager, BF&M Insurance, Canada

Great experience, great lecturer, very knowledgeable. Looking forward to attending another course.

I prefer IASeminars [to my previous training provider]. Tutors are friendly, patient, treat the subjects very well, answered all questions and did not digress from the course. Course content is very rich and straightforward. My experience is fullfilling and refreshing. I would definitely train with IASeminars again.

Oluwakemi Oluwadamilola Obadan, Head, Tax, Reg. Compl, and Asset Mgt, Bank of Industry Limited, Nigeria

Compared to my previous training provider] better quality of materials, more indepth explanation / examples.

Giorgio Turata, Head of group accounting and reporting, UCC Europe, UK

I have been able to get clarification in some grey areas of IFRS 9. In general, the program was very insightful.

Emmanuel Chukwudi Udochi, Bank of Industry Limited, Nigeria

Course material excellent. Good detailed explanation for future use.

Diane Roberts, Head of Finance, Virtual Lease Services Ltd, UK

Very good trainer. Patient and really clear on all explanations.

Fanny Bueb, Senior Associate,
ATOZ Tax Advisers, Luxembourg

Always excellent training delivery and up to date material and exercises / examples.

Christine Boulanger, Treasurer, Italy

A great investment.

Matthew Greaves, Management Accountant,
Wage Day Advance, UK

[The instructor] was patient and happily explained any items that we needed more info on. Pace was good, not rushed.

Who should attend?

  • Financial and management accountants in corporate and financial institutions
  • Staff in treasury, operations, risk management, IT or compliance departments
  • Internal auditors of entities reporting under IFRS
  • External auditors with clients facing the complexities and challenges in adopting and implementing IFRS 9
  • Staff and management of Central Banks, Deposit Insurance Entities, and other agencies with regulatory responsibility in the financial services sector
  • Financial analysts seeking to improve their understanding of the accounting and disclosures related to financial instruments and the changes impending with IFRS 9
  • Professors and other instructors with educational facilities
  • First-time adopters of IFRS, seeking to analyze the implications of adopting IFRS 9 initially for accounting for their financial instruments

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Field of study: Accounting

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