Digitalization and Assurance of IFRS Financial Reports
38 Pages Posted: 28 May 2021 Last revised: 9 Feb 2022
Date Written: May 27, 2021
We investigate if additional customized disclosure increases transparency or opacity for firms from IFRS reporting jurisdictions that adopt digitized financial statement filing. We identify the major data items that require customized extensions (firm specific) with digitized IFRS financial data and the deviations occurring in current implementations of digitalized data (XRBL lodgment). The findings have implications for regulators in determining the form and nature of extensions to allow, practitioners in preparing and coding digitized financial statements, and changes in auditing and the assurance of digitized financial statements.
Keywords: XBRL, IFRS Taxonomy, Structured data, Information Assurance, Auditing digital reports, Customized Extensions Elements, Information asymmetries
JEL Classification: M1
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