KPMG explains how an entity’s management performs a going concern assessment and makes appropriate disclosures. Q&As, interpretive guidance and illustrative examples include insights into how continued economic uncertainty may affect going concern assessments. This latest edition includes illustrative application of going concern’s most significant complexities.
- The requirement to assess a company’s ability to continue as a going concern is a relatively new requirement – dating back to 2017.
- Since that time, the global and domestic economic climate has been good to robust, making this assessment relatively easy for many companies.
- COVID-19 has continued to impact the economic climate in different ways, making the going concern assessment more challenging for some companies.
- This latest edition includes additional guidance on situations involving parental support, workforce reduction programs and interim disclosures.
- Overview of going concern assessment
- Step 1: Assess whether substantial doubt is raised
- Step 2: Assess whether substantial doubt exists
- Impact on other accounting matters
- Risk assessment and ICFR
- Auditor’s going concern assessments