An entity is required to determine a functional currency (for each of its operations if necessary) based on the primary economic environment in which it operates and generally records foreign currency transactions using the spot conversion rate to that functional currency on the date of the transaction.IAS 21 was reissued in December 2003 and applies to annual periods beginning on or after 1 January 2005.Topics within accounting for subsidiary undertakings are covered by Section 9 of FRS 102 under new UK GAAP.There is no free consolidated version of FRS 2 available online.Financial Reporting Standard 2: Accounting for Subsidiary Undertakings This is the full text of the original standard as issued by the Accounting Standards Board in July 1992.It does not include the amendments made in December 2004 and June 2009.
[IAS 21.1] The principal issues are which exchange rate(s) to use and how to report the effects of changes in exchange rates in the financial statements.
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The FRS also sets out the manner in which consolidated financial statements are to be prepared.
FRS 2 was amended in June 2009 to update the references in the FRS such that they correspond with the requirements set out in the Companies Act 2006 and the Large and Medium-sized Companies and Group (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008.