Supplier Finance Arrangements
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has recently issued for comment the Exposure Draft Supplier Finance Arrangements (the ED).
The ED proposes amendments to IAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows and IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures. The ED proposes additional disclosure requirements to enhance the transparency around supplier finance arrangements.
A supplier finance arrangement typically involves a reporting entity entering into a contract to purchase goods or services from a supplier and arranging for a finance provider to pay the amounts the entity owes to its supplier. In some arrangements, the finance provider pays the entity’s supplier when the invoice is due, and the entity pays the finance provider at a later date. In other arrangements, the finance provider pays the supplier early, and the entity pays the finance provider when the invoice is due.
Investors have highlighted a need for improved disclosures to help them assess the effects of supplier finance arrangements on an entity’s liabilities and cash flows.
A brief IASB article about the ED proposals can be accessed here.
Your feedback is important
We encourage you to read the ED and to share your comments with us.
The XRB is committed to adopting international accounting standards in the for-profit sector. Generally, once a standard has been issued by the IASB, the XRB then issues the New Zealand equivalent standard without further public consultation.
It is important that we receive comments from preparers, readers of for-profit financial statements and other stakeholders at this time. This will help the XRB when representing New Zealand’s views to the IASB during the development of this international standard.
The XRB will consider separately any proposed disclosure concessions for Tier 2 for-profit entities.
Your comments will help us ensure that the standard provides for appropriate reporting outcomes for reporting entities in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Commenting on the Proposals
This is your opportunity to comment on the proposals.
Please send you comments —both formal and informal—to the XRB by 2 February 2022 using the secure upload form below.
All comments received will be considered by the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) of the XRB and will form part of the feedback we share with the IASB.
You could also choose to send your comments directly to the IASB (due by 28 March 2022), by clicking the following link https://www.ifrs.org/projects/open-for-comment/. When submitting directly to the IASB, we encourage you to also send a copy of your submission to the XRB (through the upload form below).
We intend on publishing all comments on the XRB website, unless they may be defamatory. If you have any objection to this, we will not publish them. However, they will remain subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and, therefore, may be released in part or in full. The Privacy Act 1993 also applies.