Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Knowledge & Insights

IFRS Standards Update 2024


In the rapidly evolving world of finance and accounting, staying updated with the latest International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is crucial for businesses globally. Recent amendments encompass various aspects including income taxes, debt covenants, sale-and-leaseback transactions, supplier finance arrangements, and a significant new standard, IFRS 18, which revolutionizes the presentation and disclosure in financial statements.

Introduction of IFRS 18: Enhancing Financial Statement Transparency

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has recently introduced IFRS 18, a pivotal standard aimed at improving the usefulness of information presented in financial statements. Effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2027, with early adoption permitted, this standard mandates a structured income statement that enhances comparability and transparency. It introduces defined categories for income and expenses—operating, investing, and financing—with mandatory subtotals such as operating profit, fostering consistency across financial reporting.

Income Taxes: Key Updates to IFRS Standards

Significant amendments aimed at simplifying the accounting process for income taxes continue to provide greater clarity on how companies should recognize and measure deferred and current tax liabilities and assets. Understanding these updates allows businesses to better manage their tax positions and potential liabilities.

Navigating Debt Covenants under New IFRS Standards

With clearer guidelines on reporting and treating debt covenants, businesses can ensure compliance with borrowing agreements without unknowingly breaching terms. The focus remains on transparency and timely communication with lenders.

Sale-and-Leaseback Transactions: A Closer Look

Revised standards for sale-and-leaseback transactions stipulate stricter criteria for recognition as a sale, essential for companies utilizing this financial arrangement to ensure compliance and optimal financial reporting.

Supplier Finance Arrangements and IFRS

Enhancements in the clarity of reporting supplier finance arrangements aid in transparency and consistency across financial statements, benefiting companies seeking improved liquidity and extended payment terms.

Practical Steps for Your Business

  1. Deep Dive into IFRS 18: Consult with accounting experts or utilize resources such as the IFRS official portal to grasp the detailed implications of the new standard.
  2. Revise Your Accounting Policies: Align your company’s policies with the new and existing standards to maintain compliance and accuracy in reporting.
  3. Educate Your Team: Ensure that your financial and accounting teams are well-informed about these changes through training sessions or workshops.
  4. Monitor Implementation: Keep a close eye on how these standards are being implemented in your operations to swiftly address any issues that arise.


With these updates, especially the introduction of IFRS 18, businesses are better equipped to handle complex accounting issues with greater confidence. Embracing these changes can not only ensure compliance but also enhance the financial health and stakeholder confidence in your organization.

Ready to navigate the new IFRS standards confidently? Contact GreenGrowth CPAs for expert guidance and unlock your business’s potential. Book a free consultation today to get started!

Request a Free Consultation & learn how GreenGrowth CPA’s can help your business grow.

Let's Talk