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How changing perceptions and priorities shape corporate reporting

In 2015, Siemens took stakeholders and observers by surprise by drastically reducing the content of their annual report. “Less is more” was their answer to disclosure overload. Taking Siemens as a case study, Kathrin Oberwallner, Christoph Pelger and Thorsten Sellhorn explored the forces and dynamics that shape corporate reporting. They find that internal forces can play an important role for disclosure strategies.   Their paper “Preparers’ Construction of Users’ Information Needs in Corporate Reporting: A…
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Qualitative research interviews using online video technology – challenges and opportunities

Qualitative researchers may struggle to organise face-to-face interviews, because of Covid19-related travel restrictions and budget constraints. Online interviews are a viable alternative. Read all about the opportunities and how to deal with the challenges in the following paper, which is available at&nbsp;https://doi.org/10.1108/MEDAR-03-2021-1252&nbsp;&nbsp;
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The Effect of Cost Stickiness on Peer-Based Valuation Models

In a recent study, published in European Accounting Review (EAR), Niklas Kreilkamp, Sophie Teichmann and Arnt W&ouml;hrmann examine the effect of cost stickiness on corporate valuation using peer-based valuation. &nbsp; Peer-based valuation is a popular method &mdash;particularly from a practitioner&#39;s perspective&mdash; to derive an estimate of firm value. This is achieved by multiplying a value indicator (such as the target&rsquo;s EBITDA) with the corresponding pricing multiple derived from a peer group. It is assumed that…
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Let’s put sustainability back into the sustainability reporting debate

Main points: presents three possible scenarios as to how “sustainability” reporting might develop; the current direction will not facilitate harmonisation or sustainable development; a modification will facilitate both; taking a step back, rethinking and re-engaging would offer more possibilities; includes a link to a video discussion with Sir David Tweedie (ex IASB chair) and Mervyn King (ex GRI and IIRC chair) on these issues. The talk about the ‘alphabet soup’ of reporting frameworks and standards…
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IAASB PUBLIC CONSULTATION OPENS FOR PROPOSED NEW STANDARD FOR AUDITS OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF LESS COMPLEX ENTITIES

New Proposed Stand-Alone Standard to Meet Market Needs Jul 23, 2021 | New York, New York | English Today, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) published an exposure draft of its new, stand-alone&nbsp;standard for audits of financial statements of less complex entities. This landmark new draft standard responds to demands to have a set of high-quality requirements tailored for the needs of less complex entities (LCEs). The new standard for audits of financial…
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Gender in the Accounting Profession – announcement

The EAA Virtual Activities Committee is delighted to host a Roundtable Conversation on &ldquo;Gender in the Accounting Profession&rdquo;, which will take place on Zoom, on&nbsp;September 22, 2021 at 4.00pm CEST. Registration is now open&nbsp;here. Due to unforeseen circumstances Emily Martin will not be able to participate to the event, but we are happy to announce that Prof. Andrea Romi has accepted to take part to the debate, and will delve into this topic together with…
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EFRAG Calls on the likely developments in financial reporting

EFRAG CALLS FOR AN ACADEMIC STUDY AND ACADEMIC LITERATURE REVIEW ON LONG-TERM VIEW ON THE LIKELY DEVELOPMENTS IN FINANCIAL REPORTING &nbsp; &nbsp; EFRAG plans to start preliminary research activity on the long-term view on the likely developments in financial reporting. &nbsp; The proposed research would include a holistic assessment of IFRS Standards (strengths, weaknesses, long-term considerations, topics still to be addressed and European needs and requirements). &nbsp; In the context of this research activity, EFRAG…
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Update from the EAA Stakeholder Reporting Committee – Response to the Consultation Paper on Due process procedures for EU sustainability reporting standard-setting

Posted by Begoña Giner on behalf of the EAA Stakeholder Reporting Committee In response to the Consultation Paper on on Due process procedures for EU sustainability reporting standard-setting issued by EFRAG in June 2021, the Stakeholder Reporting Committee of the European Accounting Association (“the SRC”) issued a response letter the 6th of September outlining our position in relation to the issues raised therein &#8212; see below or attached. As indicated in our response, we agree…
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Virtual Accounting Research Seminar 2021-2022

The Virtual Activities Committee is pleased to announce that the Virtual Accounting Research Seminar (VARS) Series will resume on Friday October 1st, and will continue until July 2022, as a monthly EAA virtual event. The registration is now open at https://eaa-vars.com/. So far, we have put together an exciting and diverse programme, which we hope you will enjoy.  Oct 1 Mary Barth (Stanford University) Nov 5 Sven Modell (University of Manchester) Dec 3 Anna Gold (Vrije…
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Create engaging online content using OBS Studio

Covid-19 and lockdowns have accelerated the gradual move to online and hybrid teaching from an evolution to a revolution – during 2020 and the first half of 2021, educators were confronted with digital challenges and new pedagogical approaches that only seem to be the online equivalent of traditional classroom teaching. Still an undiscovered land for many, video conferencing platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or Cisco Webex Meetings put restrictions on what the educator could do…
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