The financial communication of European companies - A dive into the expected impacts of IFRS 15

The new IFRS 15 on revenue recognition came into effect on 1 January 2018. It replaces IAS 11 on construction contracts and IAS 18 on the sale of goods and rendering of services, and all the associated interpretations.

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Die Forderung nach mehr Transparenz und Informationsgehalt der Jahres- und Konzernabschlüsse hat zunehmend zu einer internationalen Harmonisierung der Rechnungslegung geführt. Seit 2005 sind kapitalmarktorientierte Unternehmen verpflichtet, ihren Konzernabschluss nach IFRS aufzustellen.

Conversion to international accounting standards

With the prevailing trend towards bringing the accounting in consolidated and separate financial statements into line, transitioning to IAS/IFRS is growing in importance. To enhance the clarity and efficiency of reporting, many companies are also opting to adapt their internal accounting to the principles of external financial reporting in accordance with IFRS.