Not-for-profit entities are required to disclose how they do not comply with the recognition and measurement requirements of the Australian Accounting Standards
Whilst the removal of Special Purpose Financial Statements (SPFS) has yet to impact Not-for-Profit entities (NFPs), the AASB has introduced AASB 2019-4.
NFPs preparing SPFS from 30 June 2020 must now disclose its compliance with the recognition and measurement (R&M) requirements to the Australian Accounting Standard (AAS), including consolidation and equity accounting requirements.
Who is affected?
Medium and large ACNC charities preparing SPFS that compliywith ACNC reporting requirements
NFP entities lodging SPFS with ASIC (e.g. companies limited by guarantee)
Who is not affected?
ACNC small charities
ACNC charities not required to comply with ACNC reporting requirements due to transitional reporting arrangements
NFP public sector entities
FP and FP public sector entities preparing SPFS
What action must be taken?
Review existing accounting policies and R&M requirements in AAS to assess impact on any future transition from SPFS to any potential new reporting requirements
Draft disclosure in SPFS for approval by those charged with governance prior to year end
What are the disclosure requirements?
The basis on which the decision to prepare SPFS was made
Accounting policy in SPFS
Disclose an indication of where the accounting policy does not comply with the R&M requirements in AAS (except for consolidation and equity accounting), or
State that assessment on compliance has not been made
Overall compliance with R&M requirements
Disclose whether or not, the SPFS overall comply with the R&M requirements in AAS (except for consolidation and equity accounting), or
State that such an assessment has not been made
Application of consolidation and equity accounting requirements
Disclose whether or not interests in subsidiaries, associates or joint ventures have been consolidated or equity accounted consistent with requirements in AASB 10 and AASB 128. If not, disclose that fact and the reasons why
If assessment has not been made and not required by legislation to do so, disclose that no assessment has been made
ReferenceAASB 2019-4: Disclosure in Special Purpose Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Private Sector Entities on Compliance with Recognition and Measurement Requirements
Annual reporting periods ending on or after 30 June 2020.
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