Can a corporate entity still follow settlement date accounting?

Can a corporate entity still follow settlement date accounting?

Since cash method of accounting is not allowed for a corporate entity in India, can a corporate entity following Ind AS still follow settlement date accounting? Is there any conflict here?

As per Ind AS 109, a regular way purchase or sale of financial assets shall be recognised, as applicable, using trade date accounting or settlement date accounting.

However, the entity should apply the same method consistently for all purchases and sales of financial assets that are classified in the same way as per the accounting standard. Assets that are mandatorily measured at a fair value through profit or loss form a separate classification from assets designated as measure at fair value through profit or loss. Investments in equity instruments accounted for using the fair value option (FVO) form another separate classification.

When an entity follows settlement date accounting, accounting standard ensures that the fair value changes of such an asset is also recognised in the books of accounts with the effect that the net result of following settlement date accounting would tantamount to following accrual basis of accounting. This is because when settlement date accounting is applied an entity accounts for any change in the fair value of the asset to be received during the period between the trade date and the settlement date in the same way as it accounts for the acquired asset. In other words, the change in value is not recognised for assets measured at amortised cost; it is recognised in profit or loss for assets classified as financial assets measured at fair value through profit or loss; and it is recognised in other comprehensive income for financial assets measured at fair value through other comprehensive income.

Ind AS Accounting Standards

Effective Rate of Interest – EIR

What is SPPI test?

Are RBI circulars relevant for ECL computation as per Ind AS 109?

What is a Financial instrument?

Is there a choice to designate as FVTPL?

What are treasury shares and how are these presented

Contract to deal in non-financial item

What does Interest represent?

Gains and losses on assets measured at FVOCI

Separately accounting for an embedded derivative

Derecognition of a financial asset

Foreign currency risk in a firm commitment as a fair value hedge

Treatment of transaction costs

Derecognise financial assets/financial liabilities retrospectively

Modification of contractual cash flows

Own use exemption as per the Accounting Standard

Difference between amortised cost & held-to-maturity

Accounting treatment for FVOCI Instruments

What is the concept of effective interest method?

What is a hybrid contract?

First-time adoption while classifying a financial instrument

SPPI test & business model objective test

Current standards for financial instruments as per AS?

Effective interest Rate

Contract is settled through the entity’s own equity instrument

Financial asset categorised as FVOCI

What is an embedded derivative?

Impairment model for different categories of financial assets

Ind ASs relating to financial instruments

FVOCI (equity instruments) and FVOCI (debt instruments)

Classification of derivative instruments

Contract meant for own use

Reclassification of a financial asset

Debt instrument measured at FVOCI

Change in contractual cash flows

Loss allowance as per Ind AS 109

Ind AS for financial instruments replica of IFRS?

Contractual cash flows & effective interest rate

Long-term financial liability classified as FVTPL

Credit adjusted effective interest rate

Effective rate of interest during the first-time adoption

Consequence of not de-recognising an asset after the sale

Designation of contracts deal a non-financial item on first time adoption

Recognition of financial instruments on first-time adoption

Gains and losses on a financial instrument

Gains and losses from liabilities designated as FVTPL

Measurement categories for financial assets

Difference between time value of money and modified time value of money