Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2010, 58, 67-78
Published online 2014-07-17

Comparability of financial statements prepared according to IFRS and IFRS for SMEs in the field of intangible assets

Hana Bohušová, Patrik Svoboda

Ústav účetnictví a daní, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno., Česká republika

IFRS for SMEs were adopted in July 2009 as a result of efforts to harmonize financial reporting for SMEs. These standards are based on the same principles as full standards. The aim is, compared to full IFRS reporting of these businesses, to significantly simplify, mainly from the reason that the strict application of the principles of the full standards does not excessively financially and administratively burden smaller accounting entity. Field of identifying, recording and reporting of intangible assets except goodwill is an important field in which the methodology is substantially different. In the pre­sent paper there is documented on the example the impact of different methods for recording of internally generated intangible assets in the both systems into balance sheet and profit or loss and into the selected indicators of financial analysis. Definition of issues that may arise during the transition from the IFRS for SMEs to full IFRS and vice versa, in the context of drafting the opening balance sheet is another field to which the paper is dedicated.


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