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  • 1. Streamlining Corporate IFRS Reporting with XBRL Lindsey Domingo & Jason Daniels PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • 2. Objective
    • To share with you the approach adopted and lessons derived from a pilot case study on using XBRL to produce IFRS financial statements
  • 3. What we will cover
    • Background
    • Business reporting: what organisations aim for
    • What is often the reality (after adopting IFRS)
    • Approach we piloted using XBRL
    • Lessons learnt
    • What are we doing to incorporate these?
    • Opportunities, challenges and way forward
    • Q&A / for more information
  • 4. Background
    • The approach for this case study was driven by our experience both as preparer and advisor :
      • Preparing several hundred financial statements under different GAAP’s, increasingly IFRS
      • Assisting companies with their IFRS transition
      • Working with organisations to enhance the quality and timeliness of their internal/external reporting
      • Implementing XBRL at clients to streamline reporting for APRA and taxation reporting
  • 5. Business reporting: What organisations aim for
    • “ Straight through” process - minimal manual intervention
    • Smooth data transfer from underlying systems
    • Timely, accurate and relevant information
    • Controls embedded within reporting systems and processes
    • Compliance with regulatory requirements
    • Mechanisms for rapid resolution of queries and issues
    • Finance teams can focus on analysing results rather than producing the numbers
  • 6. Business reporting: What organisations aim for (cont’d) Monthly forecast Annual budget Operating Company Division Group load submit validate input submit validate input submit validate Actual results ERP/GL
    • review
    • approve
    • adjust
    • consolidate
    approve reject submit
    • review
    • approve
    • adjust
    • consolidate
    • intercompany
    • currency
    Publish reports approve approve reject reject approve Industry regulator Tax Legal Treasury Management
  • 7. Business reporting: What is often the reality ( after adopting IFRS) Monthly forecast Annual budget Operating Company Division Group Actual results ERP/GL
  • 8. Business reporting: What is often the reality ( continued )
    • Poorly harmonised reporting processes:
      • different reporting requirements
      • inconsistent definitions
      • issues integrating data from different sources.
    • Long, painful closing and reporting cycle
    • Spreadsheet-based reporting & manual workarounds
    • Multiple, expensive to maintain, proprietary systems
    • Many “versions of the truth” to reconcile
    • Limited drill-down and analysis capabilities
    • Too much time spent on producing the numbers
    • Lack of timely information for decision-making
  • 9. Approach we piloted using XBRL
    • Developed reporting templates based on PwC illustrative IFRS financial statements
    • Created extensions to IFRS GP taxonomy 15/6/04
    • Mapped XBRL tags to reporting elements
    • Imported data from a variety of sources to generate XBRL instance documents
    • Rendered XBRL IFRS financial statements and other types of reporting
  • 10. Approach we piloted using XBRL (continued)
  • 11. Mapping structure with imported accounting data – core financials To allow companies to prepare financial statements where XBRL has not been embedded in the process, the left side of the screen contains the imported accounts for your accounting system. Mapping these accounts to the correct point in the hierarchy is simply a case of “drag and drop”. This process only needs to be undertaken the first time data is imported. For each subsequent year, only new accounts added in the past year need to be mapped into the hierarchy. Where XBRL is already embedded in the process, this mapping of trial balance data is not required. To map an account, find its correct point in the hierarchy and then “drag and drop” Multiple accounts can be mapped to the same point in the hierarchy. The total of the accounts mapped will appear in financial statements.
  • 12. Sample Balance Sheet for a Consolidated Company Cells which contain financial data imported from the accounting system can not be typed over, ensuring the integrity of the financial statements. Within an allowable tolerance, the financial statements will automatically allocate a rounding amount to a selected account, ensuring that this account appears correctly in the notes and flows correctly through the financial statements. Note numbers are automatically linked to the corresponding note in the financial statements.
  • 13. Drill Down From any mapped balance in the financial statements, it is possible to drill down to the underlying trial balance information that makes up that balance. The drill down report provides a reconciliation of imported information and subsequent adjusting journals to provide the final balance that appears in the financial statements.
  • 14. Sample Summary of Significant Account Policies Note Presentation of both text disclosures and financial disclosures in a single document
  • 15. Integrity of the financial statements Throughout the financial statements we have included tables that cross-reference related balances to ensure that errors are highlighted during preparation. These can be printed in the draft financial statements for review purposes and then removed prior to signing.
  • 16. XBRL Tagging A simple mechanism for tagging and reviewing the tagging of financial statements is provided. Companies can use pre-tagged financial statements and modify the tagging to suit their own purpose. They can also setup their own taxonomy and tag the financial statements. Financial statements can be tagged with multiple taxonomies.
  • 17. Preview of the format and appearance of the financial statements prior to printing Print Preview
  • 18. A range of journal entries can be processed within the application which will affect the balances shown in the financial statements. Normal adjusting journals are processed where the same change is required to be made in the accounting system. Reclassifying journals are processed where the adjustment is only required for disclosure purposes. No change is required in the accounting system. Eliminating journals are processed for consolidation purposes. A report for each of these journals can be created for audit and company processing purposes Adjusting,Reclassifying and Eliminating Journals
  • 19. Lessons learnt
    • Financial v/s Non-financial data
    • Tagging the financials
      • Time-consuming process - there are 2.000+ items in the illustrative financial statements to be tagged
      • Version control of taxonomies
      • Working with extension taxonomies
    • Software
      • Still differences in implementation, but significantly better than previous pilots
      • Need to differentiate between XBRL, and the functionality and limitations of the application/s
      • Need to provide feedback to vendors to obtain improvements in functionality.
  • 20. Lessons learnt (continued)
    • Some old problems do not go away
      • Rounding – still requires application specific solution
    • Not all data is captured in sufficient detail in source systems
      • Still requires some manual intervention
      • Requires controls around the adjustment process
    • Mixed team
      • XBRL expertise
      • IFRS technical
  • 21. What are we doing to incorporate these?
    • Providing a high controls environment to allow adjustments to management information for statutory reporting
    • IFRS projects are restructuring data to provide sufficient detail
    • Pre-tagging reporting templates to minimise user intervention
    • Regular updates to reporting templates
  • 22. Opportunities, challenges and the way forward
    • Obtain efficiencies by creating pre-tagged pro-forma templates across a corporate group
    • Using XBRL for IFRS Content management
      • Ensure consistent application of accounting standards across companies and jurisdictions within a corporate group
    • Version control over future releases of taxonomies
      • How will applications deal with future changes?
    • We plan to carry out the same extension and tagging process for Financial Services once the taxonomy is available.
  • 23. Q&A / for more information
    • Feel free to visit our BOOTH and to contact us:
      • [email_address] , +32 2 710 7207
      • j [email_address] , +61 7 3257 8536