Financial Accounting considerations - On / Off balance sheet, what is best for me?
We can look into this. You may have specific On or Off balance sheet requirements. please see below an important update that may impact your company.We can help you choose the right product and structure in conjunction with your finance team to deliver what you need.
IFRS 16 Update : For Publicly quoted firms that report to the International Financial Reporting Standards and the public sector
New lease accounting rules effective from 1 January 2019.
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has now published a new International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 16, which requires lessees (customers leasing an asset) to recognise assets and liabilities for most leases on the balance sheet. IFRS 16 will supersede the current lease standard International Accounting Standard (IAS) 17.
Previously, a lessee would have to determine whether the lease is a finance lease or an operating lease. This is effectively done by assessing the risks and rewards inherent in the lease. Contract hire arrangements are usually operating leases.
Publicly listed companies already have to make a note to the annual report, which reflects any operating lease rentals payable. Businesses will need to ensure they report on their liabilities (rental payment arising under the lease) and their asset (the right to use the leased asset).