MFRS 8 - Identifying Operating Segments

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High quality management accounts are essential to enable management to monitor how they are performing and how they need to allocate their resources. This is particularly key for entities that operate in a variety of classes of business, geographical locations, regulatory or economic environments or markets. MFRS 8 ‘Operating Segments’ aligns external reporting through the identification and reporting of operating segments with what is reported internally by management.

Our ‘Insights into MFRS 8’ series considers some key implementation issues and includes interpretational guidance in certain problematic areas. We also include several examples illustrating the Standard’s requirements. This article sets out the requirements when identifying operating segments.

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