Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7
EY Azerbaijan held its annual seminar for clients on the latest updates to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) at the JW Marriott Absheron Hotel Baku on 2 November 2018.
The seminar was delivered by qualified IFRS specialists, Vadim Shelaginov, EY Moscow Assurance Senior Manager and Yokub Sharafitdinov, EY Baku Assurance Senior Manager for participants from major international and local companies operating in Azerbaijan. Ekaterina Rodina, EY Moscow Financial Advisory Senior Manager and Zaur Jafarov, EY Baku Advisory specialist made presentations about FAAS services in Azerbaijan.
The materials focused on recent IFRS updates and their practical implementation. The participants discussed how to resolve practical issues during the session.
Vadim Shelaginov said: “I was pleased to share our experience in applying the new revenue standard with our colleagues, as well as our analysis of the new lease accounting standard. I believe we held productive discussions and it was also interesting to learn how Azerbaijan companies are applying the new standards. Good luck to all colleagues who are preparing 2018 reports and applying these new standards.’’
Yokub Sharafitdinov shared his thoughts: “I hope this event was important for participants considering adopting new IFRS standards, such as IFRS 9, IFRS 15, and IFRS 16. We tried to address key practical matters and to address participants’ questions. I believe the topics covered during the event were valuable.”
One participant, Emil Yusifov, Project Accountant at Wood Group also commented on the event: “Thank you very much for inviting us to the IFRS updates training delivered by your colleagues. It was really informative. The presenters covered practically useful points and controversial aspects of the new updates, which I think met the expectations of most guests. I would appreciate having the chance to attend such meetings in future as well and I would ask the lecturers to add some practical examples in their speeches.’’
On behalf of EY Azerbaijan, we thank all the participants and speakers for their participation!
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