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This is yet another demonstration of the Bank’s commitment to global best practices and an affirmation of its pioneering role in the Nigerian financial services sector. Undoubtedly
In December 2010, following the approval of the Federal Executive Council the Nigerian Accounting Standards Board (NASB) issued an implementation roadmap for Nigerian’s adoption of IFRS which set a January 2012 date for compliance for publicly quoted companies and banks in
Preparatory to the country’s adoption of the IFRS, Access Bank had pioneered a number of initiatives that established it as a pacesetter in the implementation of IFRS in the Nigerian banking industry. Notably, the Bank had hosted a two-day conference on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in July 2010. The conference which was attended by critical stakeholders across industries and international expert on IFRS created a platform for all stakeholders to interact and devise a feasible modus operandi for IFRS adoption in
On the implication of adoption of IFRS for the Nigerian banking sector, Seyi Kumapayi, the Bank’s Chief Financial Controller said, “FIRS will promote transparency and enhances the reliability of our financial statements. He added that the adoption of the reporting standards will also enhance the quality of reporting in the domestic environment and offer operators opportunity for fair global assessment”.
In a separate statement, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Access Bank’s Group Managing Director/CEO said “The Bank’s proactive adoption of IFRS in 2007 and the successful full system conversion to the IFRS systems in 2010 will ensure that the Bank's financials are comparable to other global institutions’ and provide a more diverse investors base with an objective basis for making investment and economic decisions. He however added that the Bank will continue to maintain a parallel run for reporting under the Nigerian General Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) until the national cutover date in 2012”.
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