ACT 125
COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973)
PART VI - ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT
DIVISION 1 - ACCOUNTS

 
Section 166A. Compliance with approved accounting standards.
 
Section 166A. Compliance with approved accounting standards. (COMPANIES ACT 1965 (REVISED - 1973) - ACT 125)

(1) In this Part unless the contrary intention appears, "approved accounting standards" shall have the meaning assigned thereto in section 2 of the Financial Reporting Act 1997 [Act 558].

(2) The approved accounting standards shall apply to the accounts of a company or the consolidated accounts of a holding company if, at the time when the accounts or consolidated accounts are made out, the approved accounting standards—

    (a) apply in relation to the financial year of the company or the holding company to which the accounts or consolidated accounts relate; and

    (b) are relevant to those accounts or consolidated accounts.

(3) Without prejudice to the generality of the provisions of this Division, the directors of a company shall ensure that the accounts of the company and, if the company is a holding company for which consolidated accounts are required, the consolidated accounts of the company, laid before the company at its annual general meeting are made out in accordance with the applicable approved accounting standards.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3), the directors of a company or holding company shall not be required to ensure that the accounts or consolidated accounts, as the case may be, are made out in accordance with a particular approved accounting standard if they are of the opinion that making out the accounts or consolidated accounts in accordance with the approved accounting standard would not give a true and fair view of the matters required by section 169 to be dealt with in the accounts or consolidated accounts or a true and fair view of the results of the business and the state of affairs of the company and, if applicable, of all the companies the affairs of which are dealt with in the consolidated accounts.

(5) Where the accounts or consolidated accounts of a company are not made out in accordance with a particular approved accounting standard under subsection (4), the directors of the company shall—

    (a) disclose by way of a note on the accounts their reason for not making out the accounts or consolidated accounts in accordance with the approved accounting standard; and

    (b) give particulars in the note of the quantified financial effect on the accounts or consolidated accounts if the relevant approved accounting standard was complied with.

(6) Notwithstanding subsection 169(14), where any conflict or inconsistency arises between the provisions of an applicable approved accounting standard and a provision in the Ninth Schedule in their respective applications to the accounts or consolidated accounts of a company, the provisions of the applicable approved accounting standard shall prevail.