ACCA FR Technical articles. List for F7 exams

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The ACCA has released a series of FR technical articles to guide the FR Exam's key elements. The pieces are intended to help practitioners with the practical application of the accounting standard. This post provides a list of all released articles and a summary of each. 

Topics covered in the released articles include financial reporting frameworks, accounting for leases, impairment testing and disclosures, revenue recognition, and financial statement presentation. A detailed summary can be found below. 

We will continue to update this post as the ACCA releases new technical articles. 

FR Technical articles

Discuss and apply a conceptual and regulatory frameworks for financial reporting (A)

Extreme makeover – IASB edition

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has just released a new version of the Conceptual Framework, and this article considers some significant changes that were made to it.

Account for transactions per International IFRS Standards (B)

Intangible assets – can't touch this

The IAS® 38, Intangible Assets, is a critical standard in the FR exam and needs to be understood by candidates. This can help them prepare for all sections of it since they will know how best to calculate their answers based on these principles!

IFRS 15 – Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities

The application of IFRS® 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, became mandatory for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2018. For many entities, the introduction of this new standard has had little effect; however, some industry sectors have felt a much more significant impact due in part because they rely heavily upon customer contracts which were previously not covered under international accounting rules until now

Financial instruments

International Financial Reporting Standard 9, or IFRS for short, has been complex. With its application in finance and accounting courses at universities worldwide, it is relevant not only from an academic perspective but also when preparing statements with financial assets or liabilities that will be reported under this particular set of rules! 

To take our understanding one step further, we'll go over high-level information about what precisely these standards entail so you can decide if they suit your business needs.

IAS 37 – Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets

The IAS® 37 is a standard that guides how to recognize provisions and contingent assets. This article will examine what it takes for something to be recognized as an official provision and discuss some of the issues associated with this type of repayment method in general terms.

IFRS 16, Leases

IFRS 16 was recently implemented to replace the older IAS 39. The new standard implements several fundamental changes that will impact lessees and lenders, so you must be aware of these enhancements before taking your Financial Reporting exam!

Deferred tax

The aspects of deferred tax that are relevant to Financial Reporting and Strategic Business Reporting will be considered in this article. 

Property, plant and equipment – part 1: Measurement and depreciation

Property, plant and equipment – part 2: Revaluation and derecognition

Property, plant and equipment – part 3: Summary and detailed examples

Accounting for goodwill

Accounting for goodwill is one of the more complex topics to understand, but it's a vital part of business combinations. That means if you want your company or firm up and running smoothly after a merger; this concept needs careful consideration before anything else happens!

Analyze and interpret financial statements (C)

Analyzing a statement of cash flows

To be a successful Financial Reporting candidate, you must understand the numbers on your resume and how they relate to each other and what that means for any given company. The statement of cash flows is one such piece in this puzzle; it tells us whether or not an entity has enough money coming into its businesses as opposed to going out like water from fire (i).

Tell me a story

The Financial Reporting exam looks for answers that are rooted in the accounting literature, which would lead them to an interpretation of certain events. When taking this test, candidates need to read and understand footnotes and identify critical weaknesses in their responses! Scenarios can include focusing on one aspect over another (such as liquidity versus solvency) or making assumptions about future performance without considering risk factors like market fluctuations.

How to improve your answer to FR interpretation exam questions

Prepare and present financial statements for single entities and business combinations per International IFRS Standards (D)

Watch your step

The act of preparing consolidated financial statements can be a tricky one. Candidates must make sure they know what is required for each type, and if it's been designed in error could lose points on the exam! This article looks at some common mistakes committed during this process.

The use of fair values in the goodwill calculation

The Financial Reporting syllabus is essential to any business education, but it's not always clear how to properly account for the acquisition cost when acquiring a subsidiary. The article below explores this concept in more detail and considers its effect on each element within fair value calculations.

Suspense accounts and error correction

The concepts of suspense and error correction are some of the most tested topics on an accountant's examination because they deal with bookkeeping so well.

Closing comments

 In order to help those sitting the Financial Reporting (FR) Exam, the ACCA has released a series of technical articles. The pieces are intended to help practitioners with the practical application of the accounting standard.

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