IASB proposes amendments to IAS 27 to allow equity method

BY KEN TYSIAC

Narrow-scope amendments to IAS 27 proposed Monday by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) would allow entities to use the equity method to account for investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures, and associates in their separate (parent-only) financial statements.

The proposed changes are designed to reduce compliance costs while providing information that will aid in assessment of the investor’s net assets and profit or loss.

Public comment on the exposure draft, Equity Method in Separate Financial Statements, can be made through Feb. 3 at the IASB’s website.

Ken Tysiac ( ktysiac@aicpa.org ) is a JofA senior editor.

VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.

PODCAST

What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.