Auditing and accounting (End year Valuation) Ensuring Compliance with IFRS Standards for Robust Financial Reporting

Valuation in business is a crucial aspect that companies and organizations must prioritize. Around 130 nations and reporting jurisdictions mandate or endorse the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for domestic listed companies. The UAE Commercial Companies Law No 2 of 2015 specifically requires all companies to adhere to international accounting standards and practices in their financial preparations.

Numerous IFRS standards, formulated by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), necessitate the measurement of fair value (IFRS 13) for certain items such as Plant, Property, and Equipment (PP&E) and Investment Properties (IAS 40).

Accurate valuation is imperative for financial reporting and auditing purposes. In order to uphold transparency and quality assurance, companies are required to present audited financial statements, which involves verifying the value of assets. It is the management’s responsibility to ensure that the accounts reflect a reliable and accurate valuation of assets that is materially correct.

 

Regularly updating and maintaining precise asset value records through valuations on the company balance sheet offers several advantages, including:

  • Presenting the actual financial standing of the business
  • Accurately portraying the profitability and financial position of the business
  • Enhancing business goodwill
  • Providing assurance to shareholders and attracting investors

Engaging an independent professional valuer comes with various benefits, such as:

  • Declaration of correct fair values
  • Adherence to accounting standards (IFRS)
  • Satisfying auditors and avoiding qualified opinions

Our valuations team, with extensive technical and commercial experience across real estate sectors, is equipped to provide valuations for financial reporting purposes under IFRS, including compliance with IFRS 16 and IAS 40 as required. Our property valuations and advice align fully with the regulations and guidance established by IASB and RICS.

 

We collaborate closely with our clients to ensure regulators comprehend our conclusions and valuation methodologies, instilling confidence in meeting their expanding financial reporting responsibilities.