Practitioner Views On Financial Reporting For Smaller Entities
Source: University of St Andrews
This paper has four purposes. First, to establish the policy background leading to a special Financial Reporting Standard for Small firms (FRSSE), aimed at reducing compliance costs. An indirect policy implication of this was that small firms would be stimulated, performance (including survival, profitability, and growth), and contribution to employment and innovation within the economy. Second, to consider the implications for FRSSE itself on compliance costs, and to ask what forms they may take. Third, to analyze new evidence on adopters and non-adopters of the FRSSE. Fourth, to cast this new evidence into a cost effectiveness framework, to judge whether adopters who are engaged in upgrading of skills, to implement the FRSSE, have attained net benefit, compared to non-adopters, in so doing.