DIE NEUREGELUNG DES IFRS 10 ZUR ABGRENZUNG DES KONSOLIDIERUNGSKREISES – DIE ANWENDUNG DES EINHEITLICHEN BEHERRSCHUNGSMODELS AUF DIE ERFASSUNG VON STRUKTURIERTEN UNTERNEHMEN IM KONZERNABSCHLUSS

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Markus Häfele (2013)
  • Journal: Interdisciplinary Management Research, volume 9, pages 767-779
  • Subject: finance, revision, control, financial statements
    • jel: jel:M42

In the past entities varied in their application of the control concept (IAS 27 and SIC-12) in circumstances in which a reporting entity controls another entity but holds less than a majority of the voting rights of the entity, and in circumstances involving agency relationships (IFRS 10.IN3). This conflict between IAS 27 and SIC-12 had led to inconsistent application of the concept of control. IAS 27 required the consolidation of entities that are controlled by a reporting entity, and it defi ned control as the power to govern the financial and operating policies of an entity so as to obtain benefits from its activities. SIC-12, which interpreted the requirements of IAS 27 in the context of special purpose entities, placed greater emphasis on risks and rewards (IFRS 10.IN4). The new Standard defines the principle of control and establishes control as the only basis for determining which entities are consolidated in the consolidated financial statements. This approach, which relies on IFRS 10, contributes to diminish the possibility of “off -balance” accounting and of pushing risk-taking off balance sheets and increase transparency in consolidating the involvement with ‘off balance sheet vehicles’, i. e. special purpose entities.
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