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The move to IFRS has had a major impact on the reporting requirements of financial institutions. Moreover, additional changes are on the horizon, as the IASB accelerates its efforts to replace the accounting requirements for financial instruments which will also affect the related disclosures. Utilizing a highly interactive format, this course provides a comprehensive overview of the effects that the current and impending standards have on the financial statements of financial institutions. In addition, likely changes to IFRS based on the IASB's technical agenda are reviewed.
This two-day program offers invaluable guidance in meeting current and likely future international accounting rules and disclosure requirements. Coverage includes lending and repossessed assets, accounting implications of regulatory requirements, disclosures, and IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement (May 2011, effective January 2013). The complex requirements of IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement are discussed and explained, as well as the new classification and measurement requirements of IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (as amended October 2010, effective January 2015) for financial assets and financial liabilities. Numerous examples and illustrations are provided, including application of the effective interest method under various scenarios, retained servicing, loan commitments and financial guarantees, loan impairment and restructurings, and derivatives and hedging. Where applicable, the aforementioned IFRS accounting rules are contrasted with those under US GAAP.
The theory and application of the standards is demonstrated with illustrative examples, complemented by application of the standards in an interactive group environment utilizing case studies, model financial statements, practical exercises and break-out sessions.
This course answers questions such as:
- What are the current and likely future IFRS reporting requirements for financial institutions?
- When and how can financial instruments be reclassified?
- What are the accounting requirements for loan losses, repossessed assets, and fee income?
- How are effective interest rates calculated for various financial instruments?
- What rules apply to the recognition, measurement, impairment, and derecognition of financial instruments?
- How are the disclosure requirements of IFRS 7 met in practice?
- What are the significant changes that will result from applying IFRS 9 and IFRS 13?
Some familiarity with financial reporting for banks or other financial institutions under IFRS or US GAAP, or similar national GAAPs. No advance preparation is required for this course.
- Applying Current IASB Standards applicable to Financial Institutions
- Financial Instruments
- Classification and reclassification of financial instruments under IAS 39 and IFRS 9
- Fair value option
- Fair value measurement (IFRS 13)
- Recognition and measurement under IAS 39 and IFRS 9
- Derecognition (including retained servicing and REPOs)
- Financial guarantees
- Loan commitments
- Loans Receivable
- Recognition and measurement under IAS 39 and IFRS 9
- Fee income and loan origination costs (IAS 18 and IAS 39)
- Impairment and restructurings
- Interaction between IAS 21 (foreign currency issues) and IAS 39
- Repossessed assets
- Application of the Effective Interest Method (IAS 39)
- Computing the effective interest rate
- Applying the effective interest method under various scenarios – live illustrations
- Plain vanilla bonds
- Variable rate instruments
- Effect of prepayments
- Applying the effective interest method after recognition of impairment losses
- Investment Property (IAS 40)
- Derivatives and Hedging (IAS 39)
- Accounting for derivatives and embedded derivatives
- Overview of accounting for the three types of hedges (cash flow, fair value, and net investment)
- Hedge accounting documentation requirements
- Termination of hedge accounting
- Financial Statements
- Financial statement presentation (IAS 1, 7 and 8)
- Review and practical application of IFRS 7 disclosure requirements
- Capital disclosures required by IAS 1
- Review of real world and model IFRS financial statements
- Brief Comparison of IFRS and US GAAP Requirements
- Replacement of IAS 39
- Current IASB projects on financial instruments
- Impairment of financial assets – current status of the expected loss proposal
- General and macro hedge accounting
- November 2012 Exposure Draft regarding limited amendments to IFRS 9
- Classify and measure financial assets according to the four categories defined in IAS 39
- Classify and measure financial assets according to the two general categories defined in IFRS 9
- Prepare the quantitative and qualitative disclosures for financial instruments required by IFRS 7
- Calculate impairment of loans and other financial assets
- Calculate the effective interest rates for various financial instruments common to the banking industry
- Differentiate embedded derivatives between those that must be accounted separately and those that do not require separation from their host instruments under IAS 39
- Apply the stringent requirements for hedge accounting
- Plan for changes in accounting and disclosure requirements by identifying likely future IFRS changes affecting financial institutions
- Live group instruction and interactive participation
- Description and explanation of IFRS technical requirements in clear and simple language
- Real-world financial statements of financial institutions to demonstrate IFRS presentation and disclosure requirements
- Illustrative demonstrations for calculating effective interest rates
- Case studies:
- Recognition, measurement and fair value adjustments for financial instruments under IAS 39 and IFRS 9
- Application of the derecognition rules under IAS 39 and IFRS 9
- Determination of loan losses under IAS 39
- Exercises to provide hands-on application practice
- Active participation is encouraged
- All participants receive a comprehensive binder containing copies of the presentation slides, handouts and other course materials
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Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
All of our Calgary seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, usually in city-centre downtown hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands.
Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available.
Coffee and lunch will be provided..
This highly interactive two-day course explores financial reporting practices under IFRS for financial institutions through the use of case studies, exercises, model financial statements and break-out sessions. Among others, financial instruments accounting, the IASB’s project to replace IAS 39 as well as investment properties are discussed.
As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, IASeminars has determined that this program qualifies for 14 credit hours. Please use promotion code "CFACPE" when booking, to ensure that CE credit for your participation will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.