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Learn about the new Section , issued by the Accounting Standards Board in September to replace Section Employee Future Benefits, which will replace Section in Part II of the CICA Handbook. The final version is consistent with the Exposure. Does anyone have an example similar to the illustrative examples of that actually use immediate recognition? The examples continue to.

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Major assumptions underlying various measurements such as the discount rate, the expected long-term rate of return on plan assets, the rate of compensation increase, and information about the assumed health care cost trend rates for health care benefits. Dividends and interest paid and charged to retained earnings should be presented separately as cash flows used in financing activities.

Dividend payments are classified in this material as operating outflows, whereas revised Section requires that they be financing outflows. Link to previous articles: The CICA Exposure Draft and Chapter 23 both indicate that cash flows from interest and dividends received and paid should “be classified in a consistent manner from period to period as either operating, investing or financing activities. Many large Canadian companies, particularly ckca with reporting requirements in the U.

While the Exposure Draft material related to pensions and other employee future benefits is not finalized, it is anticipated that in all major respects, the ED changes will be made fica bring the standard in line with the U.

Young Existing Standards or New? The release of new CICA Handbook Sectionsent to subscribers in March,significantly changes the accounting for and reporting of employee future benefits in Canada. This does not change the calculations in Chapter 20 because fair value and market-related value were assumed to be equal.

Based on risk and return criteria, we must move forward.

Transitional changes were not addressed in Chapter While the Exposure Draft also required the separate disclosure of cash flows associated with extraordinary items ckca as operating, investing or financing as appropriate, the final Handbook section further specifies that they must be “presented cicx a before tax basis.

Those that grant unrestricted time off for past service are classified as 3416 future benefits, with the liability and expense accrued over the service period.

In calculating the expected return on plan assets and in determining the minimum amount of amortization under the corridor approach, either fair value or market-related value is acceptable.


Not effective until the year ? This may differ depending on the circumstance. Additional information or clarification provided Finalized Section goes into more detail than the Exposure Draft in its discussion of cash and cash equivalents. Those that require research or public service to be performed to benefit the entity during the sabbatical period do not require accrual.

Section , Employee future benefits: September update: Financial reporting alert

New Section permits either prospective or retroactive treatment for the new recommendations, but requires that the cicq basis be applied by a company to all benefit plans for which a change in accounting is required. The final standard includes a recommendation that interest earned on any unallocated plan surplus which might arise if a defined benefit plan is converted to a defined contribution plan should reduce the benefit expense for the period.

The inclusion of bank overdrafts as a part of cash and cash equivalents has been restricted to situations “when the bank balance fluctuates 346 from being positive to overdrawn” and in some circumstances, investments that meet the definition of cash equivalents may be classified instead as trading assets or investments. The unamortized amounts remaining, separately disclosing the unamortized past service costs, the unamortized net actuarial gain or loss, and the unamortized transitional obligation or cicx, as well as the amount of amortization for the period for each.

One major difference exists between the Exposure Draft and new Section that affects Chapter 20 — recommendations relating to disclosure. The climate in the existing Accounting Standards Board is to eliminate major differences between the Canadian and FASB standards wherever there is not a convincing reason for a difference.

Section includes more detail and discussion on entities with cicaa or more plans, not discussed in Chapter As it now stands, the new income tax standards are effective for fiscal years beginning inand the revisions to the pensions and new pronouncements for other ccia won’t be finalized by the Accounting Standards Board until later in with a likely effective date of Information about securities of the 361 and related parties included in plan assets, and about transactions between the plan and the entity during the period.

Section 3462, Employee future benefits: September 2013 update: Financial reporting alert

These are legitimate questions for professors to ask and ones that the authors had to deal with in determining some of the content of the 5th edition! Welcome to the Author Corner. The final standard looks different from the Exposure Draft — it is much better organized, is internally consistent, is easier to read, and has a useful glossary of defined terms before the appendices of examples.


Section clarifies that when the costs of special or contractual termination benefits, or gains or losses from settlements and curtailments relate directly to a discontinued operation or a disposal of a portion cca a business segment, they should be included in the gain or loss from discontinued operations or the gain or loss on disposal of that portion of a business segment, as appropriate.

We should equip them with standards that are as current as possible. The basic set includes:. The amount recognized on the balance sheet as an accrued benefit liability or asset, the expense for the period, the employer and employee contributions during the period, and the amount of benefits paid.

Because companies have a choice, the guidance to disclose the policy adopted in determining the composition of cash and cash equivalents has been cuca to a required disclosure. The impact on the cash flow statements presented in Chapter 23 and the solutions material provided with the text is limited to the treatment of dividends paid.

A change in the use of the terms “fair value” and “market-related value. Is this what I should be teaching my students?

It is effective for fiscal years beginning on or after January 1,however, earlier adoption is being encouraged. In Section as before, fair value is used to determine the plan surplus or deficit.

Sectionunlike the Exposure Draft and old Sectionrecognizes the existence of employee contributions. EARSL, or the expected average remaining service life 4361 the employee group is no longer used, nor is it a defined term. Securities and loans “held for trading purposes,” terminology based originally on U.

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Unlike the Exposure Draftthe final standard provides for two levels of disclosure for defined benefit plans: