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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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. Dividends and interest paid and charged to retained earnings should be presented cicz as cash flows used in financing activities.

New Section permits either prospective or retroactive treatment for the new recommendations, but requires that the same basis be applied by a company to all benefit plans for which a change in accounting is required. 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. The nature and effect of each significant change during the period affecting the comparability of the expense reported, such as a change in the rate of employer contributions, a business combination or divestiture.

A reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances of the accrued benefit obligation and the fair value of plan assets for the period. Additional information or clarification provided Finalized Section goes into more detail than the Exposure Draft in its discussion of cash and cash equivalents. The unamortized amounts remaining, separately disclosing the unamortized past service costs, the unamortized net actuarial gain or loss, and ckca unamortized transitional obligation or asset, as well as the amount of 3416 for the period for each.

This does not materially change the coverage in Chapter Transitional changes were not addressed in Chapter Those that grant unrestricted time off for past service are classified as service-related future benefits, with the liability and expense accrued over the service period. EARSL, or the expected average remaining service life of the employee group is no longer used, nor is it a defined term.

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 ciica. Those that require research or public service to be performed to benefit the entity during the sabbatical period do not require accrual.


CICA Immediate recognition – Actuarial Outpost

Information about securities of the entity and related parties included in plan assets, and about transactions between the plan and the entity during the period. This may differ depending on the circumstance. Link to previous 3416 Because companies have a choice, the guidance to disclose the policy adopted in determining the composition of cash and cash equivalents has been elevated to a required disclosure. Dividend payments are classified in this material as operating outflows, whereas revised Section requires that they be financing outflows.

As expected, there are few changes of any significance. The final revisions to Handbook Section recommend the following: Is this what I should be teaching my students?

The basic set includes:.

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

The total plan obligation, the fair icca of plan assets, and the resulting surplus or deficit. These requirements remove the choice of classification because choice reduces the comparability of financial statements.

This does not change the calculations in Chapter 20 because fair value and market-related value were assumed to be equal. In Section as before, fair value is used to determine the plan surplus or deficit.

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 3641 health care benefits. Securities and loans “held for trading purposes,” terminology based originally on U. Not effective until the year ? Many intermediate accounting students are one to two years from graduation This note explains a specific requirement that was changed in the final standard, affecting the text material in Chapter 23, and describes areas where the final document provides for additional information or clarification.

This section has been reorganized, now starting with a reminder about Section requirements to disclose the methods used when choices are provided. Still civa the Exposure Draft civa We should equip them with standards that are as current as possible.

The decision was made to incorporate the Income Tax Exposure Draft recommendations subsequently rewritten for minor changes between the ED and the final Handbook section in Chapter 19 and the Exposure Draft recommendations for Employees’ Future Benefits in Chapter 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.


Many large Canadian companies, particularly those with reporting requirements in the U. 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 benefits won’t be finalized by the Accounting Standards Board until later in with a likely effective date of 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 of 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.

A change in the use of the terms “fair value” and “market-related value. The nature and effect of each significant non-routine event occurring during the period such as a plan amendment, curtailment or settlement, or business combination or divestiture. While the Exposure Draft also required the separate disclosure of cash flows associated with extraordinary items classified as operating, investing or financing as appropriate, the final Handbook section further specifies that they must be “presented on a before tax basis.

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. Sectionunlike the Exposure Draft and old Sectionrecognizes the existence of employee contributions.

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.

One major difference exists between the Exposure Draft and new Section that affects Chapter 20 — recommendations relating to disclosure. Unlike the Exposure Draftthe final standard provides for two levels of disclosure for defined benefit plans: Section includes more detail and discussion on entities with two or more plans, not discussed in Chapter More discussion about the treatment of sabbaticals.

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.

Is this what we should be teaching now?