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FRS 21 : The Effects of Changes in Foreign Exchange Rates

Expert Speaker Sardool Singh

$430.00 (including GST)

Overview 

An entity may carry on foreign activities in two ways. It may have transactions in foreign currencies or it may have foreign operations. In addition, an entity may present its financial statements in a foreign currency. The objective of this workshop is to prescribe how to include foreign currency transactions and foreign operations in the financial statements of an entity and how to translate financial statements into a presentation currency.

This programme is part of the Professional Skills Series, designed specifically to give accountants and auditors the practical knowledge on which exchange rates to use and how to report the effects of changes in exchange rates in the financial statements.

What You Will Learn 

At the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Understand how to include foreign currency transactions and foreign operations in the financial statements of an entity
  • Understand how to translate financial statements into a presentation currency.
  • Understand which exchange rates to use and how to report the effects of changes in exchange rates in the financial statements

Programme Outline   

  • Factors to be considered in determining a company’s functional currency
  • Accounting for foreign currency issues
    • Accounting for transactions and balances in foreign currencies i.e. a currency other than the functional currency of the entity
    • In translating foreign operations for consolidation
    • In translating an entity’s results into a presentation currency i.e. the currency in which the financial statements are presented
  • Case study 1

Translation of a foreign subsidiary’s financial statements to facilitate consolidation

  • Case study 2

Accounting for changes of a functional currency

  • Case study 3
    • Re-measurement of the financial statements of an entity that did not keep the financial statements in the correct functional currency
  • Case study 4
    • Accounting for monetary items that represent the net investment in a foreign subsidiary
  • Case study 5
    • Accounting for the net investment in a foreign subsidiary where the monetary item is not in the functional currency of either the parent or the foreign operation
  • Case study 6
    • Presentation of exchange differences in the statement of cash flows

Participants are encouraged to bring along their calculators for the workshop.

This workshop qualifies for 7.0 CPE hours in Financial Reporting Standards and Pronouncements (Category 1).

Expert Speaker

Sardool Singh

Sardool is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting of the NUS Business School. He has been lecturing for the past 20 years, and is a highly sought-after seminar leader in the areas of Financial Reporting Standards, Cash Flow Statements, Analysis of Financial Statements, Consolidation and other technical accounting topics. Sardool brings a commercial perspective to the understanding of complex Accounting Standards and simplifies the requirements of these Standards to enable the participants to have a clear understanding of the topic. Sardool is also the Chief Financial Officer of an investment company. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Group Financial Controller of a Singapore listed healthcare company. During his ten years in the healthcare industry, he was responsible for the entire Group financial functions and the IPOs of two subsidiaries on SESDAQ. He had also gained his working experience with KPMG Peat Marwick and a Japanese merchant bank.

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