Implementing AASB 16 Leases: Are Preparers Ready?

Michael Davern, Nikole Gyles, Dean Hanlon, Furqan Shah

The University of Melbourne | Published : 2019


This is the first report of a project examining the introduction of AASB 16 Leases (AASB 16), the Australian equivalent of IFRS 16 Leases. It reports on a survey that provides a snapshot of the process of implementation of AASB 16 Leases by preparers. A subsequent report, to be released in 2020, will report on an interview-based study of users of financial reports prepared under AASB 16. The results indicate that entities have made relatively good progress in implementing the standard, focusing their project structure on existing internal resources. Preparers have faced challenges in implementation, including the need for additional data collection and systems implementation. However, the ..

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