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Navigating accounting change

Accounting and regulatory changes often have impacts beyond just accounting, we can help you understand and implement them effectively to strengthen your organisation.

Our approach is about making connections and facilitating your change management process. We bring together our technical accounting, technology, data, process and industry expertise, to offer tailor-made solutions and project-enabling tools that will facilitate your implementation and integrate new accounting standard requirements across the whole organisation.

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Illustrative IFRS consolidated financial statements for 2018 year ends

This publication presents the sample annual financial reports of a fictional listed company, VALUE IFRS Plc. It illustrates the financial reporting requirements that would apply to such a company under International Financial Reporting Standards as issued at 31 May 2018. For the purposes of this publication, VALUE IFRS Plc is listed on a fictive Stock Exchange and is the parent entity in a consolidated entity.

There is a general view that financial reports have become too complex and difficult to read and that financial reporting tends to focus more on compliance than communication. At the same time, users’ tolerance for sifting through information to find what they need continues to decline. To demonstrate what companies could do to make their financial report more relevant, we've ‘streamlined’ the financial report of this fictional company to reflect some of the best practices that have been emerging globally over the past few years.

Download: Illustrative IFRS consolidated financial statements December 2018
Contact: Hugo van den EndeMaarten HartmanKatja van der Kuij

An overview of financial reporting 2021

This publication presents PwC's illustrative consolidated financial statements for a fictitious listed company, containing illustrative disclosures for as many common scenarios as possible. The accounts comply with IFRS as issued on 1 June 2021 and apply to financial years commencing on or after 1 January 2021.

Download: An overview of financial reporting in the Netherlands 2021 (Dutch)
Contact: Hugo van den Ende

Similarities & differences Dutch GAAP vs. IFRS

This publication is designed to highlight some of the key differences between Dutch GAAP and IFRS. We deal with Dutch GAAP as a starting point whereas we elaborate on the differences with IFRS in the adjacent IFRS column.

Dutch GAAP includes the Dutch Civil Code, Book 2, Part 9 (‘BW 2 T9’) (including: the General Administrative Order on model formats and the Decree on valuations) and the Dutch Accounting Standards (DAS) (‘Richtlijnen voor de jaarverslaggeving’). This publication is based on Dutch Law and the DAS version that is applicable for financial statements on annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018. The Dutch GAAP column deals with the recognition and measurement requirements for medium-sized and large entities.

This publication covers the standards IFRS 9 (financial instruments), 15 (revenue from contracts with customers), 16 (leasing) and 17 (insurance contracts. IFRS 9 and 15 are effective as from 1 January 2018. IFRS 16 is effective from 1 January 2019, therefore, IAS 17, the current lease standard is included as well. A summary of IFRS 17 is provided in this publication.

Download: Similarities & differences Dutch GAAP vs. IFRS
 Jeroen TuithofHugo van den Ende

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Alexander Spek

Alexander Spek

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