IAS 1 rules
IAS 1 requires companies to observe the following rules in preparing published financial statements:
1) The financial statements should reflect a true and fair view of the company ‘s financial position and performance. Where transactions are reported faithfully and the financial statements comply in all aspects with IFRSs then the true and fair view objective is achieved.
2) The company should apply its accounting policies consistently form one financial period to the next and incase there is a change in the accounting policy then, adequate disclosure should be made.
3) The Financial statement should be prepared on a going concern basis incase the going concern basis isn’t suitable; adequate disclosure should be made.
4) The financial statements should be made on an annual basis (should related to a period of 12 months) and incase the period covered is more or less than 12months then, this fact should be disclosed.
5) The financial statement should be presented on a comparable basis i.e. the current years’ and previous years’ financial results unless it is the first year of trading.
6) Financial statements should disclose the date when they were approved for issue by the directors.