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Harmonization of financial reporting of small and medium sized enterprises in the Czech

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Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Modern Accountinga and Auditing
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Economy
Keywords financial statements; reporting; small and medium-sized enterprises; harmonization; IFRS
Description A current problem of the present day accounting and financial reporting consists in aligning the accounting in small and medium enterprises. In July 2009 the International Financial Reporting Standard for small and medium sized enterprises was issued, which extended the aligning possibilities also to small and medium enterprises considerably. If the standard is adopted by the national legislation, problems connected with the standard implementation in the national legislation will have to be solved as well as practical issues connected with making financial statements. At present the yields and the problems which can arise in connection with the standard application have to be focused on. A contribution of the standard application will be a better informative ability of financial statements on the international level. At small and medium enterprises this can contribute to better communication with banks, with investors, rating agencies etc. The problems connected with the standard application are: parallel reporting according to national regulations, differences between the national legislation and the standard, wide practice at keeping accounts and making financial statements and limited approach of small and medium enterprises to obtaining information and to training of their employees. Another problem can be a tight link between the trading income and the tax base, when small companies prefer rather the tax point of view.
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