Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Canadian Standards in Transition - ASPE Resources Available

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) has recently issued three new resources to help private companies make a smooth transition to the new accounting standards for private enterprises (ASPE).

A Guide to Understanding Transitional Options and Accounting Policy Choices
This CICA guide helps practitioners understand the choices and decisions available under the new accounting standards for private enterprises (ASPE) and provides practical examples and worksheets.

A Case Study: Financial Statement Comparison
This publication presents an example of non-consolidated and consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with pre-changeover accounting standards - XFI Version, and financial statements restated in accordance with ASPE.

Transition Considerations for a Non-Complex Entity
This summary highlights significant changes in the new standards as well as items that require management consideration. The information, geared to non-complex entities, raises awareness for typical balances on a set of financial statements.