Has IAS 39 and the hedge accounting exception been beneficial for the profession of the treasurer or not - and how will its successor improve upon it?
European treasurers keep asking the EACT whether it sees something coming in terms of of a financial instruments accounting standard. Whilst slow in coming, the final version of IFRS 9 should be published very soon.
A review of the progress of IFRS 9, looking in particular at its impact on accounting and valuation - and comparing it with the approach once taken by IAS 39.
In his latest column, the TMI Tax Doctor answers two questions concerning the management of cash tax volatility as a result of hedging foreign exchange (FX) exposures.
Whether we like it or not, in future the hedging of financial risks may never be the same again. In one sense, the dilemma is in choosing between significantly better hedging or trading terms - but with potential cash volatility and higher administrative cost in exchange, and poorer terms with no …
TMI's Tax Doctor looks at the differences in tax treatment between notional and target balancing cash pooling arrangements and also the value added tax ('VAT') implications of incorporating a payment on behalf of ('POBO') service within an existing cash pooling arrangement.
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