Beyond the GAAP no.70 - September 2013

The comment period on the Leases exposure draft ended on 13 September 2013. The comments received by the IASB and the FASB are far from unanimous, and many criticisms have been expressed on both sides of the Atlantic, some even challenging the model upheld by the Boards. Even some organisations representing analysts or users of financial statements have suggested that the standard setters’ proposals do not meet their needs.

Lively debates on this subject will therefore continue over the coming months, while, in parallel, work on the future of IFRSs goes on. The discussion paper reviewing the Conceptual Framework of IFRS, published in July 2013, is currently the subject of a series of events and webcasts throughout the comment period, which runs until January 2014. This month, Beyond the GAAP will introduce the key points.