Ind AS Accounting and Disclosure Guide (April 2020)

Ind AS Accounting and Disclosure Guide (April 2020)

Our publication ‘Ind AS – Accounting and Disclosure Guide (the guide)’ is an extensive tool designed to assist companies in preparing financial statements in accordance with Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) by identifying the potential accounting considerations and disclosure requirements that are applicable to them. It covers key recognition, measurement and disclosure requirements for each standard along with some additional considerations.

 Ind AS Accounting and Disclosure Guide (April 2020)

Standards covered

The guide contains 39 checklists based on Ind AS notified upto 31 March 2020 by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). It includes a checklist on Ind AS 116, Leases as well as consequential amendments to other Ind AS arising due to its notification.

The guide covers key disclosure requirements prescribed by Division II of Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013, and relevant clarifications provided by the Ind AS Technical Facilitation Group (ITFG) upto 31 March 2020. It also includes the interpretations issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India (ICAI) in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The guide specifies the scope of individual standards and their key recognition, measurement and disclosure requirements. However, this guide should not be used as a substitute for referring to the standards and interpretations themselves or for professional consultation where required.

The checklist

The ‘checklist’ will assist companies in determining whether the guidance in each Ind AS applies to them and also evaluate whether they have met the accounting and disclosure requirements. It is designed in a question-based format that will seek a response on whether a preparer has complied with each significant accounting consideration or disclosure requirement in the standard. Typically, a ‘yes’ response will indicate compliance, whereas a ‘no’ response will indicate non-compliance. An ‘NA’ response indicates that the transaction/financial statement item does not apply to the entity. This is intended to act as a comprehensive tool to assist in financial statements preparation under Ind AS and easily identify areas of non-compliance in a structured and comprehensive manner. 

Need for judgement

This guide has been prepared to assist entities in complying with the significant accounting, reporting and disclosure requirements of Ind AS. However, the preparation of an entity’s financial statements entails the use of judgement in terms of the evaluation and selection of accounting policies and disclosure choices based on the standards, the entity’s specific circumstances and the materiality of disclosures in the context of the organisation.

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