Exposure Draft of
Ind AS compliant Schedule III to Companies Act,
2013, for Non-Banking Financial Companies
(Last date for Comments: March 6, 2017)
Accounting Standards Board
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Ind AS-compliant Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013, for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs)
Following is the Exposure Draft of the Ind AS-compliant Schedule III to the Companies Act, 2013, for Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) issued by the Accounting Standards Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, for comments. The Board invites comments on any aspect of this Exposure Draft. Comments are most helpful if they indicate the specific paragraph or group of paragraphs to which they relate, contain a clear rationale and, where applicable, provide suggestions for alternative wording.
Comments can be submitted using one of the following methods, so as to be received not later than March 6, 2017.
1. Electronically: Click on http://www.icai.org/comments/asb/to submit comments (Preferred method)
2. Email: Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Postal: Secretary, Accounting Standards Board, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Post Box No. 7100, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110 002.
Further clarifications on any aspect of this Exposure Draft may be sought by e-mail to email@example.com.
GENERAL INSTURCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF A NON-BANKING FINANCIAL COMPANY (NBFC) THAT IS REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH INDIAN ACCOUNTING STANDARDS (Ind AS)
1. Every Non-Banking Financial company as defined in the Companies (Indian Accounting Standards) (Amendment) Rules, 2016 to which Indian Accounting Standards apply, shall prepare its financial statements in accordance with this Schedule or with such modification as may be required under certain circumstances.
2. Where compliance with the requirements of relevant Act, Regulations, Guidelines or Circulars issued by the relevant regulator from time to time including Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) (except the option of presenting assets and liabilities in accordance with current, non-current classification as provided by relevant Ind AS) as applicable to the NBFCs require any change in treatment or disclosure including addition, amendment, substitution or deletion in the head or sub-head or any changes inter se, in the financial statements or statements forming part thereof, the same shall be made and the requirements under this Schedule shall stand modified
3. The disclosure requirements specified in this Schedule are in addition to and not in substitution of the disclosure requirements specified in the Indian Accounting Standards. Additional disclosures specified in the Indian Accounting Standards shall be made in the Notes or by way of additional statement or statements unless required to be disclosed on the face of the Financial Statements. Similarly, all other disclosures as required by the Companies Act, 2013 shall be made in the Notes in addition to the requirements set out in this Schedule.
4. (i) Notes shall contain information in addition to that presented in the Financial Statements and shall provide where required-
(a) narrative descriptions or disaggregations of items recognised in those statements; and
(b) information about items that do not qualify for recognition in those statements.
(ii) Each item on the face of the Balance Sheet, Statement of Changes in Equity and Statement of Profit and Loss shall be cross-referenced to any related information in the Notes. In preparing the Financial Statements including the Notes, a balance shall be maintained between providing excessive detail that may not assist users of Financial Statements and not providing important information as a result of too much aggregation.
5. Depending upon the total income of the NBFC, the figures appearing in the Financial Statements shall be rounded off as below:
|Total Income||Rounding off|
|(i) less than one hundred crore rupees||To the nearest hundreds, thousands, lakhs or millions, or decimals thereof.|
|(ii) one hundred crore rupees or more||To the nearest, lakhs, millions or crores, or decimals thereof.|
Once a unit of measurement is used, it should be used uniformly in the Financial Statements.
6. Financial Statements shall contain the corresponding amounts (comparatives) for the immediately preceding reporting period for all items shown in the Financial Statements including Notes except in the case of first Financial Statements laid before the NBFC after incorporation.
7. Financial Statements shall disclose all „material‟items, i.e , the items if they could, individually or collectively, influence the economic decisions that users make on the basis of the financial Materiality depends on the size or nature of the item or a combination of both, to be judged in the particular circumstances.
8. For the purpose of this Schedule, the terms used herein shall have the same meanings assigned to them in Indian Accounting Standards.
9. Where any Act, Regulation, Guidelines or Circulars issued by the relevant regulators from time to time requires specific disclosures to be made in the standalone financial statements of an NBFC, the said disclosures shall be made in addition to those required under this Schedule.
10. The NBFCs preparing financial statements as per this Schedule may change the order of presentation of line items on the face of financial statements or order of line items within the schedules in order of liquidity, if appropriate, considering the operations performed by the NBFC.
Note: This Schedule sets out the minimum requirements for disclosure on the face of the Financial Statements, i.e., Balance Sheet, Statement of Changes in Equity for the period, the Statement of Profit and Loss for the period (The term „Statement of Profit and Loss‟ has the same meaning as „Profit and Loss Account‟) and Notes. Cash flow sta ement shall be prepared, where applicable, in accordance with the requirements of the relevant Indian Accounting Standard.
Line items, sub-line items and sub-totals shall be presented as an addition or substitution on the face of the Financial Statements when such presentation is relevant to an understanding of the NBFC‟s financial position or performance or to cater to categories of NBFCs as prescribed by the relevant regulator or sector-specific disclosure requirements or when required for compliance with the amendments to the relevant statutes or under the Indian Accounting Standards.
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