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Accounting

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Accounting

Abridged accounts for small companies

Amortised cost calculator

Balance sheet statements for small companies and LLPs

Capitalising website development costs under FRS 102

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (England and Wales) 

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (Northern Ireland) 

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (Scotland)

Charities - need for cash flow statement

Clubs, associations and societies – which standard

Community Interest Companies (CICs)

Companies limited by guarantee

Cryptocurrencies under FRS 102

Deferred tax under FRS 102

Depreciation - accounting for a change

Disclosure of related undertakings, parent entities and ultimate controlling parties

Dormancy - is a company dormant?

Employee numbers - disclosure

Financial instruments: renegotiating loans on substantially different terms under FRS 102

First-time adoption and transition considerations under FRS 102

Fixed asset investments under FRS 102

Foreign currency filing of accounts at Companies House

Foreign currency translation under FRS 102

Forward contracts under the new GAAP

Groups under FRS 102

Hedge accounting under FRS 102

Hive ups under FRS 102

Intangible assets under FRS 102

Intangible assets- revaluing under FRS 102

Investment property under FRS 102

Leases under FRS 102

Leases - accounting for rent free period under FRS 102

Leases - what is the lease term?

Limited liability partnerships: What standard when?

Pensions: SSAS pension schemes – which standard

Preference shares - equity or liability under FRS 102?

Related party disclosures under FRS 102

Secured debts - disclosure

Small company requirements under FRS 102 section 1A

Sole traders and partnerships – which standard

Subsidiaries - accounting for dividends received

Subsidiaries - exclusion from consolidation under FRS 102

Transfers between investment property, PPE and inventories under FRS 102

 

Financial Reporting Faculty

FRS 102 and financial instruments - hedging (webinar) 

FRS 102: Hedge accounting 

FRS 102: Intercompany loans at non-market rates ;

FRS 102: Is a financial instrument basic or non-basic (TAS/FRF)

 

New UK GAAP portal

New UK GAAP and Distributable profits

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Company law

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Company law

Abridged accounts for small companies

Accounts filing exemptions under the Companies Act 2006 (SI 2015/980) 

Audit - is an audit required for a company?

Audit exemption - can a small UK subsidiary of an overseas parent qualify?

Auditor resignation - auditor and company responsibilities

Balance sheet statements for small companies and LLPs

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (England and Wales) 

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (Northern Ireland) 

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (Scotland)

Charities - Legal and regulatory framework

Community Interest Companies (CICs)

Companies limited by guarantee

Company size calculator (small and micro)

Company size - is a company micro?

Company size - is a company or group small?

Disclosure of related undertakings, parent entities and ultimate controlling parties

Directors’ loans - requirement for approval

Dormancy - is a company dormant?

Employee numbers - calculation

Employee numbers - disclosure

Foreign currency filing of accounts at Companies House

Illegal dividends in a private company

Ineligible companies and groups

Overseas company filing

Private company reduction of share capital

Purchase of own shares (private company)

Secured debts - disclosure

Signature - which documents in the annual accounts need one?

Subsidiaries - accounting for dividends received

Subsidiaries - exclusion from consolidation under FRS 102

UK company law and financial reporting changes

Unlimited companies

 

Micro-entity accounts FAQ (FRF)

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FRS 102

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FRS 102

Abridged accounts for small companies

Amortised cost calculator

Balance sheet statements for small companies and LLPs

Cash flow - is statement of cash flows required if FRS 102 is adopted for 31 December 2015 year ends?

Clubs, associations and societies – which standard?

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (England and Wales) 

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (Northern Ireland) 

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (Scotland)

Charities - need for cash flow statement

Cryptocurrencies under FRS 102

Deferred tax under FRS 102

Depreciation - accounting for a change

Disclosure of related undertakings, parent entities and ultimate controlling parties

Employee numbers - disclosure

Hive up under FRS 102

First-time adoption of FRS 102 and transition considerations

Fixed asset investments under FRS 102

Foreign currency filing of accounts at Companies House

Foreign currency translation under FRS 102

FRS 102: Small company requirements under Section 1A  

Goodwill - useful economic life under FRS 102 and FRSSE 2015

Groups under FRS 102

Hedge accounting under FRS 102

Intangible assets under FRS 102

Intangible assets- revaluing under FRS 102

Investment property under FRS 102

Leases - accounting for rent free period under FRS 102

Leases under FRS 102

Leases - what is the lease term?

Limited liability partnerships: What standard when?

Pensions: SSAS pension schemes – which standard?ion schemes?

Preference shares - equity or liability under FRS 102?

Related party disclosures under FRS 102

Secured debts - disclosure

Sole traders and partnerships – which standard?

Subsidiaries - accounting for dividends received

Subsidiaries - exclusion from consolidation under FRS 102

Transfers between investment property, PPE and inventories under FRS 102

Website development costs - can I capitalise under FRS 102?

 

Financial Reporting Faculty FAQs

FRS 102: Hedge accounting

FRS 102: Intercompany loans at non-market rates 

FRS 102: Is a financial instrument ‘basic’ or ‘other’ financial instrument

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Practice

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Practice

Arrangements of alternates

ATOL whole firm compliance review checklist 

Audit registration - can an entity become audit registered?

Auditor Liability Limitation Agreements

Auto-enrolment

Bribery Act 2010

Buying and selling fees

Change of appointment

Changes in the composition of a firm

Client’s money regulations

Clients’ money regulations compliance review

Cold file audit compliance review

Consultation arrangements

Corporate practice

Credit control procedures 

Decision to accept appointment

Disclosure of confidential information (for members in practice)

Disclosure of confidential information to insolvency practitioners

Disclosure of confidential information to the police and other enforcement agencies 

Disengagement checklist

Disengagement letters

DPB compliance review

Email footers and disclaimers

Employment contracts

Employment references

Engagement letters

Fee protection insurance

Fit and proper declaration

ICAEW statement on engaging in public practice (valid from 1 January 2017)

IT systems compliance review

Letters of representation

Limited company - letterhead checklist

Limited company - example letterhead

LLP - letterhead checklist

LLP - example letterhead

Managing professional liability of accountants - illustrative wordings

Marketing 

Partnership agreements

Partnerships - letterhead checklist

Partnerships - example letterhead

Practice Assurance compliance review

Practice insurances

Practice names and letterheads 

Services directive

Sole practitioner - letterhead checklist

Sole practitioner - example letterhead

Sole practitioners - coping with their incapacity or sudden death

Subcontracting - acting as a subcontractor

Subcontracting - employing a subcontractor

Use of 'Chartered Accountant'

Use of description - Is an entity a member firm and can it use the description ‘chartered accountant’?

Whole firm audit compliance review

Wrongful trading

Withholding signature or service

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UK GAAP

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UK GAAP

New UK GAAP portal

Amortised cost calculator

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (England and Wales) 

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (Northern Ireland) 

Charities - Financial reporting and scrutiny (Scotland)

Charities - need for cash flow statement

Clubs, associations and societies – which standard?

Deferred tax under FRS 102

Depreciation - accounting for a change

Employee numbers - disclosure

First-time adoption for FRS 102 and transition considerations

Foreign currency translation under FRS 102

Groups under FRS 102

Fixed asset investments under FRS 102

Goodwill - useful economic life under FRS 102 and FRSSE 2015

Hedge accounting under FRS 102

Hive up under FRS 102

Intangible assets under FRS 102

Intangible assets - revaluing under FRS 102

Investment property under FRS 102

Leases under FRS 102

Leases - accounting for rent free period under FRS 102

Leases - what is the lease term?

Limited liability partnerships: What standard when?

Preference shares - equity or liability under FRS 102?

Related party disclosures under FRS 102

Secured debts - disclosure

Small company requirements under FRS 102 Section 1A

Sole traders and partnerships – which standard?

Subsidiaries - accounting for dividends received

Subsidiaries - exclusion from consolidation under FRS 102

UK company law and financial reporting changes

Website development costs - capitalising under FRS 102?

 

Financial Reporting Faculty

FRS 102: Intercompany loans at non-market rates 

FRS 102: Financial instruments: renegotiating loans on substantially different terms

FRS 102: Hedge accounting

FRS 102: Is a financial instrument basic or non-basic

FRS 102: Is a statement of cash flows required if FRS 102 is adopted for 31 December 2015 year ends?

 

Webinars

Entering the world of new UK GAAP

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