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Senior External Verifier Update. International Accounting Standards Kim Tree. 2012-2013. Feedback on Error Tolerances for HND Feedback from centres that we should be considering adopting IAS. All professional awarding bodies have adopted IAS as have most of the universities in UK.

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Senior External Verifier Update

International Accounting Standards

Kim Tree


2012 2013
2012-2013

  • Feedback on Error Tolerances for HND

  • Feedback from centres that we should be considering adopting IAS.

  • All professional awarding bodies have adopted IAS as have most of the universities in UK.


Ev activity
EV Activity

  • New Frameworks for China up and running and EV activity has been ongoing.

  • New International centres coming on board to offer HN –mainly Business

  • Increases pressure to adopt IAS to ensure consistency across all centres.


2013 2014
2013-2014

  • Consultation for International Standards adoption

  • EV visiting verification feedback is that centres are keen to move on to IAS to prepare candidates for progression.

  • The EV team have been reviewing this feedback on an ongoing basis.


IFRS Adoption

  • IFRS

  • Adoption discussion

  • Introduction in a centre

  • Impact on us

  • Run out time for UKGAAP


IFRS

  • The EV team has been reviewing the current Unit Specifications

  • In line with the SQA requirement to keep up to date

  • Discussions started about IFRS

  • Units affected identified

  • Impact assessment currently underway

  • Feedback and comments from centres invited

  • Unit Specifications and Exemplars will be revised


When?

  • The plan is to have this introduced for HNC units during 2015-16 session

    • (Business Accounting and GU1).

  • There will be a review of Financial Services Units

  • HND Units will be phased in during the 2016-17 session.

    • Preparing Financial Forecasts, Business Tax, MAPC etc

  • Timing gives centres opportunity to adapt

  • Brings SQA in line with other awarding bodies.

  • Keep up to date with the progress on SQA website and in update letters.


Impact
Impact

  • Centres must update materials to be used for teaching purposes.

  • Centres must use up to date terminology

  • Centres must use updated AIs

  • Suggest beginning process now to ensure that materials updated in time

  • Alternative assessments must also be updated

  • Recommend Prior Verification.


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