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Financial Reporting Framework (FRF) for Small to Medium Sized Entities (SMEs)

All financial statements are prepared in accordance with a FRF e.g. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in the United States of America, and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

The FRF for SMEs framework is a new accounting option for preparing streamlined, relevant financial statements for privately held, owner-managed, and smaller- to medium-sized for-profit private entities, that need reliable, financial statements, when GAAP financial statements are not required.

The FRF for SMEs framework is constructed of accounting principles that are especially suited and relevant to a typical SME. Examples include the following:

The FRF for SMEs framework uses historical cost as its measurement basis and steers away from complicated fair value measurements. 

The framework does not require complicated accounting for derivatives, hedging activities, or stock compensation. Moreover, the FRF for SMEs framework disclosure requirements are targeted, providing users of financial statements with the relevant information they need while recognizing that those users can obtain additional information from management if they desire.

The FRF for SMEs framework consists of traditional accounting principles and accrual income tax accounting methods which are very familiar to lenders. The FRF for SMEs framework is intended to be utilized by entities whose lenders base their decisions principally on reliable […]

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