Financial instruments are pervasive across all reporting entities and even more so in the financial services sector. In the nineties, there were a lot of problems with the accounting for financial instruments. In response to that the IASB issued IAS 39. However, the global financial crisis of 2008 has shown us that simplifications to the complex IAS 39 were necessary, so the IAS 39 has been replaced by IFRS 9 effective as of 1 January 2018. There are a number of IFRS standards that are relevant to financial instruments.
This module is part of the financial instruments' accounting treatment related e-learning series.
Our financial instruments related IFRS e-learnings are specifically designed for those in financial and actuarial functions within banks. These modules are also of interest to those working within Reporting, Controlling, IT, Internal Audit, Risk, ALM / Treasury, Account Management and Tax.
The IFRS subject matter experts within our Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services group have designed the modules together with learning experts. They have extensive knowledge of and experience in implementing IFRS for banks and other financial institutions. In designing the modules, they have focused on the relevance and impact of IFRS, in theory and in practice, for banks specifically.