Financial Reporting 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9780730363361, 9780730363064

The second edition of Loftus’ Financial Reporting has been updated for recent developments in the Australian Accounting Standards, including the release of new standards on accounting for revenue and leases and updates to AASB 9 Financial Instruments. All incorporated updates are in line with developments in the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs). The new edition has been written in accordance with the requirements of the relevant pronouncement(s) in the IFRS Red Book 2016 published by the IASB, which includes the most recent version of each Accounting Standard and Interpretation at 13 January 2016.


A hallmark feature of the text is that it provides both a conceptual understanding and a practical application of the accounting standards. For students, an understanding of the conceptual basis of accounting and the rationale behind the principles is crucial to the consistent application of standards in a variety of practical contexts.


Available as a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code included, this title enables you to master concepts and succeed in assessment by taking the roadblocks out of self-study, with features designed so you get the most out of learning. This rich digital resource brings financial reporting to life with media such as videos, case studies, interactives and revision materials embedded at the point of learning.


  • Expansive Coverage: Designed to cover all the core topics from the two financial reporting units – Financial Reporting and Company Accounting.
  • Practitioner Videos: Exclusive videos from high-profile practitioners from BDO provide insights into the real-world application of accounting.
  • Scaffolding at the Point-of-Learning: Demo problems, interactive questions and other revision materials are embedded throughout the text to remove the roadblocks to self-study.
  • Homework Tools: Algorithmic exercises to facilitate drill and skill homework.
Janice Loftus, BBus, MCom (Hons), FCPA, is an associate professor in accounting at the University of Adelaide. Her teaching interests are in the area of financial accounting and accounting theory, and she has written several study guides for professional and tertiary distance-learning programs. Janice’s research interests are in the area of financial reporting. She co-authored Accounting Theory Monograph 11 on solvency and cash condition with Professor M C Miller. She has numerous publications on international financial reporting standards, risk reporting, solvency, earnings management, social and environmental reporting, and developments in standard setting in Australian and international journals. Janice co-authored several other accounting texts published by John Wiley & Sons including ‘Accounting: Building Business Skills’, ‘Understanding Australian Accounting Standards’ and ‘Applying IFRS Standards’. She is a member of the executive of the Accounting Standards Interest Group of AFAANZ. Prior to embarking on an academic career Janice held several senior accounting positions in Australian and multinational corporations.

Ken Leo, BCom (Hons), MBA, was an academic for over 40 years, including 20 years as a professor of accounting at Curtin University in Western Australia. During this time, he taught company accounting to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has been involved in writing books published by John Wiley & Sons since 1981, and has also written books and monographs for other organisations including CPA Australia, the Group of 100 and the Australian Accounting Research Foundation. He was a founding member of the Urgent Issues Group, serving on that body from 1995 to 2001. He subsequently served on the Australian Accounting Standards Board from 2002 to 2007, both as a member and as deputy chair of the Board.

Sorin Daniliuc, is a lecturer in the Research School of Accounting at the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in Commerce, a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Economics from the ‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza’ University of Iasi (Romania). Sorin is a member of CPA Australia and the special interest group on accounting education at the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). He has extensive experience in teaching both introductory and advanced financial accounting courses to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and is involved in designing learning materials for the CPA professional level exams. Sorin’s interests lie in the areas of corporate governance, business combinations, consolidations and corporate restructuring.  He is particularly interested in factors that can improve the performance of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Noel Boys, BBus (Accountancy), Grad Dip Ed, ASA, is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Melbourne lecturing in Financial Accounting.  Noel began his career in auditing at Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young) before moving into accounting education. He has been actively involved in the design and delivery of several accounting subjects at both the undergraduate and Masters level, as well national graduate training programs for mid-tier accounting firms.  Noel was an academic consultant on the CPA Australia project that created the ABC Learning Case Study DVD teaching resource.

Belinda Luke, is an associate professor in the School of Accountancy at Queensland University of Technology. She has approximately ten years of experience in both academia and industry, working for a Big 4 accounting firm in Australia, Ukraine, Papua New Guinea and China; before joining academia. Belinda teaches company accounting at QUT and has taught finance and accounting in Australia and New Zealand. Her qualifications include CA, BBus (Hons), MBus (Hons), PhD and Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Belinda’s research interests include accountability in the public sector and third sector.

Hong Nee Ang, BAcc (Hons), MBA, PhD, CPA, CA(M), is the Director of Master of Accounting and International Finance at Deakin University. She has more than 15 years working experience in industries and academia in Australia, Malaysia and South Korea. Prior to joining academia, she held positions as a senior auditor in an accounting firm and an accountant in an IT manufacturing company. She has taught corporate accounting, accounting theory, professional research and analysis for accountants to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her research interests are in the areas of international financial reporting standards, corporate governance and directors’ remuneration.

Karyn Byrnes, BBus (Accounting), CPA, was a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) for 12 years. She has taught across a range of courses in both undergraduate and postgraduate accounting programs including electronic commerce, introductory accounting, financial accounting/reporting and company accounting. Whilst at USQ, Karyn held additional positions of learning and teaching coordinator for the School of Accounting and campus liaison officer for CPA Australia. Her research interests have been in the areas of professional accounting education and continuing professional development. Prior to lecturing, Karyn was employed as a financial accountant in both the manufacturing and not-for-profit health industries. She has been a member of CPA Australia for almost 25 years and served on the local CPAA branch committee, including a two-year appointment as the chairperson. Karyn currently contracts with John Wiley and Sons as a subject matter expert and is a reviewer of study materials in the CPA Australia Program.

Chapter 1. Accounting regulation and the conceptual framework

Chapter 2. Application of accounting theory

Chapter 3. Fair value measurement

Chapter 4. Inventories

Chapter 5. Property, plant and equipment

Chapter 6. Intangible assets

Chapter 7. Impairment of assets

Chapter 8. Provisions, contingent liabilities and contingent assets

Chapter 9. Employee benefits

Chapter 10. Leases

Chapter 11. Financial instruments

Chapter 12. Income taxes

Chapter 13. Share capital and reserves

Chapter 14. Share-based payment

Chapter 15. Revenue

Chapter 16. Presentation of financial statements

Chapter 17. Statement of cash flows

Chapter 18. Accounting policies and other disclosures

Chapter 19. Earnings per share

Chapter 20. Operating segments

Chapter 21. Related party disclosures

Chapter 22. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility reporting

Chapter 23. Foreign currency transactions and forward exchange contracts

Chapter 24. Translation of foreign currency financial statements

Chapter 25. Business combinations

Chapter 26. Consolidation: controlled entities

Chapter 27. Consolidation: wholly owned entities

Chapter 28. Consolidation: intragroup transactions

Chapter 29. Consolidation: non-controlling interest

Chapter 30. Consolidation: other issues

Chapter 31. Associates and joint ventures

Chapter 32. Joint arrangements

Chapter 33. Insolvency and liquidation

Chapter 34. Accounting for mineral resources

Chapter 35. Agriculture

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