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The effectiveness and consistency of disclosures in the notes to financial statements: An analysis of the standards setters efforts

The effectiveness and consistency of disclosures in the notes to financial statements: An analysis of the standards setters efforts

Herdan, Agnieszka ORCID: 0000-0002-6514-2021, Neri, Lorenzo and Russo, Antonella (2015) The effectiveness and consistency of disclosures in the notes to financial statements: An analysis of the standards setters efforts. In: Współczesne uwarunkowania sprawozdawczości i rewizji finansowej. Katedra Rachunkowości Finansowej Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego, Kraków, Poland, pp. 186-194. ISBN 9788365173256

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Abstract

The undoubted effects of financial reporting disclosure on the efficiency of capital markets, as the empirical studies have underlined (Healy, Palepu, 2001; Verrecchia, 2001) in the last two decades, have created great interest on this topic. Despite the relevance for users of the explanatory information to the financial statement (Kolev, 2009), the significant increase in the information provided in financial reporting have contributed to increase the complexity and subjectivity of disclosure. This paper focuses on the analysis of the two projects on financial reporting disclosure, the “Proposed Statement of financial Accounting Concepts” of the Financial Accounting Standard Board an exposure draft published in 2014 and the “Thinking about disclosure in a broader context” of the Financial Reporting Council published in the 2012. From an interpretative and critical perspective of qualitative analysis, we examine the main characteristics of the two kinds of disclosure and compare them in order to verify how they fit in with the need to rationalize and simplify the current disclosure regime and how much the FRC proposal influences the FASB project. The analysis is supported by an examination of the literature on the disclosure with the aim of highlighting how the two projects respond to the issues arising from studies on disclosure and in which way the standard setters could improve the disclosure notes of financial statement.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Współczesne uwarunkowania sprawozdawczości i rewizji finansowej
Additional Information: International Scientific Conference on Financial reporting and auditing - economic, social and regulatory conditions, Krakow, Poland, 10-11 December 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate financial reporting, Financial statements, Notes, Disclosure framework.
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Accounting & Finance
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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 16:07
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14802

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