All companies are facing climate-related risks and opportunities – and are making strategic decisions in response.

To complement the launch of our Climate change financial reporting resource centre, Reinhard Dotzlaw asks the authors of its first articles to each give an insight into how these climate-related risks and strategic decisions could impact their financial statements.

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Buying or selling a business may be a step too far for you – you may simply want to partner with others. If that’s the case, figuring out what type of transaction you have entered into can be tricky. The accounting really depends on whether you are jointly controlling a business, you’re buying a share in another company or simply bringing in investors by issuing shares of one of your companies. In this podcast, Andrea Schriber and Tara Smith discuss these scenarios. 

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Unlike acquiring a business, there isn’t one single IFRS standard that covers selling a business. Instead, there are several standards that you’ll need to consider along the way, from when you first start thinking about selling a business right up until the cash is in the bank. In this podcast, Peter Carlson and Julia LaPointe look at the relevant IFRS Standards and consider the steps that companies should consider in accounting for the sale of a business.

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As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is on the rise. Companies should be aware of the accounting requirements before the transaction takes place so the implications can be considered as the deal is being negotiated. In this podcast, Andrea Schriber and Julia LaPointe look at the relevant IFRS Standards, including IFRS 3 Business Combinations, and address the key points that companies should consider in accounting for any acquisition.

‘IFRS®’, ‘IASB®’, ‘IFRIC®’, ‘IFRS for SMEs®’, ‘IAS®’ and ‘SIC®’ are registered Trade Marks of the IFRS Foundation and are used by KPMG IFRG Limited under licence subject to the terms and conditions contained therein. Please contact the IFRS Foundation for details of countries where its Trade Marks are in use and/or have been registered.

This podcast offers clear and concise points to consider on reflecting the impact of COVID-19 in year-end financial statements. Hosted by Reinhard Dotzlaw (KPMG Global IFRS leader), this episode offers insights from KPMG specialists who each share their thoughts on the key questions to ask about going concern, impairment, rent concessions, government assistance, provisions and more. 

‘IFRS®’, ‘IASB®’, ‘IFRIC®’, ‘IFRS for SMEs®’, ‘IAS®’ and ‘SIC®’ are registered Trade Marks of the IFRS Foundation and are used by KPMG IFRG Limited under licence subject to the terms and conditions contained therein. Please contact the IFRS Foundation for details of countries where its Trade Marks are in use and/or have been registered.

Many companies use benchmark interest rates – e.g. in their loan instruments, lease contracts and in hedge accounting. The replacement of some of these rates with alternative benchmark rates is expected to be mostly completed by the end of 2021.

In this podcast, Colin Martin and Stewart Hagell discuss the targeted accounting relief that has been made available to ease adoption of the new benchmark rates for banks and corporates.  

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Many companies are keen to recognise the impact of COVID-19 in P&L now, but this means finding the right balance between under- and over-providing for its impacts.

In this podcast, Irina Ipatova and Ian Greenwood provide a reminder of what can and can’t be provided for.

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Governments around the world have implemented a broad range of actions to help companies during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Many – but not all – of these actions can be accounted for under  IAS 20 Accounting for Government Grants.

In this podcast, Brian O’Donovan and Julia La Pointe discuss the exceptions as well as the rules to using this standard in the current unprecedented environment.

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COVID-19 has completely changed the macroeconomic landscape; the level of uncertainty about the future economic outlook and the related market volatility pose significant challenges for management when making estimates.

In our latest podcast, Reinhard Dotzlaw, Matt Cook and Michal Dusza provide their insights on some of the key challenges around making estimates in uncertain times.

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The effective date for IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts is now 1 January 2023, following the decision to delay implementation for a year. Now that there is more certainty about the standard, this is a good time to talk about the preparation that will need to be done.

In this podcast, KPMG's global insurance accounting change lead, Mary Trussell speaks with Bob Owel, a director at KPMG’s International Standards Group, on what the new effective date means for users and preparers of financial statements.

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