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IAS 32: Financial instruments: Presentation

The accounting standard IAS 32 sets out the principles for presenting financial instruments as liabilities or equity and for offsetting financial assets and liabilities. Find articles, books and online resources providing quick links to the standard, summaries, guidance and news of recent developments.

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Full text standard

Unaccompanied version of IAS 32
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) provides free access to the consolidated unaccompanied international accounting standards for the current year through its website. Free registration is required.

This unaccompanied version does not include additional content that accompanies the full standard, such as illustrative examples, implementation guidance and bases for conclusions.

Summaries

IAS 32 – Financial Instruments: Presentation
Timeline and summary from Deloitte IAS Plus, with information on related interpretations and amendments under consideration.

ICAEW guidance and support

Financial Reporting Faculty
The faculty offers assistance and support in IFRS, UK GAAP and other aspects of business reporting. It offers technical briefings and factsheets, IFRS and UK GAAP standards-trackers, plus practical advice from industry experts and working accountants.

Example accounts

IFRS checklists and model financial statements
Online disclosure checklists, general IFRS illustrative statements and compliance questionnaires collected by the ICAEW Library.

Best practice

Company Reporting (Croner-i)
The ICAEW Library can provide examples of real-life company reports to help keep you up-to-date with reporting practices and benchmark your financial reporting compliance. As well as extracts from reports filed by all major public companies, Company Reporting also offers weekly CR Monitor Reports detailing changes to reporting practice and a broader monthly CR Review.

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eBooks

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IFRS 2018: Interpretation and application of IFRS standards
PKF (2018)
This Wiley guide has been fully updated to help practitioners apply and comply with the latest international financial reporting standards. It provides detailed guidance along with illustrative examples. The chapter on financial instruments covers:

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IASB news

Date Update
17 May 2012 IASB concludes the 2009–2011 Annual Improvements cycle
Press release issued by the IASB on 17 May 2012 launching new amendments that will affect IFRS 1, IAS 1, IAS 16, IAS 32 and IAS 34.

16 December 2011

IASB clarifies its requirements for offsetting financial instruments
Press release from the IASB issued on 16 December 2011 announcing amendments to IAS 32.
8 October 2009 IASB amends the accounting for rights issues
Press release issued by the IASB on 8 October 2009.

Guides and publications

Some guides and comparisons that we link to may pre-date the latest amendments to this standard. While these resources contain useful information, please treat them with appropriate caution.

A practical guide to new IFRSs for 2013
Guide published by PwC in March 2013 covering new standards and interpretations, including amendments to IAS 32 on offsetting requirements and converged disclosures.

Offsetting of financial instruments
Bulletin published by Ernst & Young in December 2011 summarising and commenting on amendments to IAS 32 and IFRS 7.

What investment professionals say about financial instrument reporting
Survey of investors and analysts views on accounting and reporting for financial instruments, published by PwC in June 2010.

Financial instruments under IFRS: A guide through the maze
Guide published by PwC in June 2009 which provides a broad overview of the current requirements of IAS 32, IAS 39 and IFRS 7.

A practical guide for investment funds to IAS 32 amendments
Practical guide published by PwC in December 2013 addressing the application of the amendments.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Articles are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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