Agenda Item 4: Conceptual Framework: Overview of Sessions

Report
Agenda Item 4: Conceptual
Framework: Overview of
Sessions
John Stanford, Deputy Director
IPSASB Meeting
September 16-19, 2013
Toronto, Canada
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Objectives of Sessions
• Consider Coordinator’s Report (Agenda Item 4.1)
• Continue review of responses to Exposure Draft, Elements and
Recognition in Financial Statements (CF–ED2), discuss response to
June directions and discuss financial performance and financial
position in the context of deferred inflows and deferred outflows
(Agenda Item 4A)
• Continue review of responses received to Exposure Draft,
Measurement of Assets and Liabilities in Financial Statements (CF–
ED3) and obtain directions for first draft of final chapter(Agenda Item
4B)
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International Public Sector
Accounting Standards Board
Conceptual Framework: Coordinator’s Report
Agenda Item 4.1
John Stanford
Toronto, Canada
September 2013
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Coordinator’s Issues
• High level summary of initial Staff perceptions on
response to Conceptual Framework Exposure Draft 4
(CF–ED4), Presentation in General Purpose Financial
Reports
• Review Project timetable
• Update on IASB Conceptual Framework Project & some
relevant points
• Preface
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High Level Summary of Responses to ED,
Presentation: Paragraphs 2-5
• 28 responses received by August 20th
• Generally supportive
• Main issues:
– Terminology: display and disclosure (implies hierarchy whereby
disclosures are less important, different, not IFRS convergent)
– Whether location decisions should be a subset of organization decisions
– Fundamental issues related to (a) scope of coverage, (b) need for a
“disclosures framework”, and (c) insufficient coverage in the ED
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Project Timetable: Paragraphs 6-9 and Appendix A
(1)
• Revised version circulated in early July following last Toronto
meeting
• Detailed timetable in Appendix A
– Reflects decision to make Preface available as Preliminary Board View in late
July
– No specific request for comments
– Preface to be revisited in 2014
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Project Timetable: Paragraphs 6-9 and Appendix A
(2)
• Timetable tight and demanding
– Phase 4: Review of responses to ED to final chapter (two meetings)
– Phase 2: Further review of financial position and financial performance
– Phase 3: Only two meetings to review and approve final chapter
• Staff proposal to put approval of Phase 2-4 final chapters
& Preface back until June 2014
• Matter for Consideration: Is staff proposal supported?
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IASB Discussion Paper: Paragraphs 10-14: Timing &
Approach (1)
• Discussion Paper, A Review of Conceptual Framework for
Financial Reporting issued: July 18th 2013
• Consultation period ends: January 14th 2014
• Revised finalization date: December 2015
• Roundtables: October & November 2013: London, Toronto, Sao
Paulo, Tokyo
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IASB Discussion Paper : Paragraphs 10-14: Timing
& Approach (2)
• Acknowledgement of IPSASB (paragraph 1.15(a))
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Framework Project
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Role in setting IPSASs and RPGs
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Differences might arise
• Presentation at IFRS Standards Advisory Council (October)
• DP includes chapters on Objectives & QCs as appendices
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No intention to fundamentally reconsider, but change not precluded
March 2010 ED on reporting entity and responses summarized in appendix
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IASB Discussion Paper: Elements (1)
• Asset
• Liability
• Equity
• Income
• Expense
Definitions with IPSASB equivalents on pages 4 & 5 of Agenda Item 4.1
Economic resource: a right or other source of value, that is capable of
producing economic benefits
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IASB Discussion Paper: Elements (2)
• Possible further elements
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Cash receipts
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Cash payments
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Contributions of equity
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Distributions of equity
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Transfers between classes of equity
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IASB Discussion Paper: Elements (3)
• Revenue, gains, expenses, losses
• No separate elements for profit and loss and Other Comprehensive
Income
• PV that liabilities not limited to enforceable obligations
• No consensus but strict unconditionality rejected for liabilities
• Few perceived problems with current definitions of revenue and
expenses
• Executory contracts
• Existence uncertainty and outcome uncertainty
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IASB Discussion Paper: Measurement (1)
• Objective: To contribute to the faithful representation of
relevant information about the resources of the entity,
claims against the entity and changes in resources and
claims, and about how efficiently and effectively the
entity’s management and governance board have
discharged their responsibilities to use the entity’s
resources
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IASB Discussion Paper: Measurement (2)
• Mixed-measurement basis
• No ideal concept of capital
• Number of different measurements smallest to provide relevant
information
• Three categories
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Cost-based measurements
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Current market prices
• Other cash-flow-based measurements
• Deprival value
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IASB Discussion Paper: Measurement (3)
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Current market prices often not directly observable and need to be estimated
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Exit price relevant when asset held for sale/entry price held for use rather than
sale or exit prices unavailable or do not reflect orderly transactions
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Other cash-flow-based category
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Neither current market prices nor cost-based
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E.g., impairments, provisions, post-employment liabilities
Relevance of particular measurement related to contribution to entity’s future
cash flows
• Entity and market perspectives
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View that entity perspective may be more relevant for assets held for use and for liabilities to be settled by
performing services
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IASB Discussion Paper: Presentation (1)
• Presentation: disclosure of information on face of entity’s primary
financial statements
• Disclosure: broader term; process of providing useful financial
information about reporting entity to users
• Primary financial statements
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Statement of financial position
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Statement of profit or loss and OCI (or statement of profit or loss and statement of
comprehensive income)
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Statement of changes in equity
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Statement of cash flows
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IASB Discussion Paper: Presentation (2)
•
Notes to the financial statements support the primary financial statements.
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Supplement the primary financial statements by providing additional useful information about:
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Assets, liabilities equity, income, expenses, changes in equity and cash flows of the entity; and
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How efficiently and effectively the entity’s management and governing board have discharged their responsibilities to use
the entity’s resource
Types of disclosures that may provide information that meets the objectives
of notes:
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Reporting entity
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Amounts recognized in the primary financial statements
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Unrecognized assets or liabilities
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Risks
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Methods, assumptions and judgments
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IASB Discussion Paper: Profit and Loss/Other
Comprehensive Income
• No definition of financial performance
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Not equated to particular measures
• Recycling
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Summary of views for and against
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View that recycling should be permitted under certain circumstances
• Approaches to OCI
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Narrow: Bridging items and mismatched items
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Broad: Bridging items, mismatched items and transitory remeasurements
– Broad
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Preface: Paragraph 15
• Decision to defer approval: March 2013
• Direction to make available as Preliminary Board View: June 2013
• Intention to review and approve: 2014
Matter for Consideration: Note position and intention to review in 2014
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