Derivative accounting and financial reporting quality: A review of the literature

Hairston, Stephanie A. and Brooks, Marcus R.,(2019), Derivative accounting and financial reporting quality: A review of the literature. , Advances in Accounting, UNSPECIFIED

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The financial crisis of 2008 increased the call for standard setters and financial regulators to review the effectiveness of derivative regulation in improving financial reporting quality. Prior literature defines financial reporting quality as the extent to which financial statements provide information that is useful to investors and creditors in their investment decisions (Schipper, 2003; Schipper & Vincent, 2003). This review summarizes the empirical evidence regarding the effectiveness of derivative regulation in achieving its stated objective. Extant literature shows that although derivative regulations have improved information provided to investors, there is still room for improvement. Recommendations from this stream of literature suggest that the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) require managers to provide more complete, transparent, and forwardlooking disclosures surrounding their derivative positions (Campbell, 2015; Franco-Wong, 2000). This review may be useful to standard setters, practitioners, and accounting academics by providing a synthesis of extant academic literature on the effectiveness of current derivative regulation. As the FASB and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) continue to expand derivative accounting rules, this review may also be useful in identifying areas for future academic research
Keywords : Derivatives Financial reporting quality Hedging Risk management, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Accounting
Volume: 44
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Akuntansi
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Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2019 07:41
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2019 07:41

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