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Wartość godziwa a zasada wiarygodności sprawozdań finansowych
Fair value vs. the principle of credibility of financial sta-tements

Author(s): Danuta Król
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: fair value; the principle of credibility of financial statements

Summary/Abstract: One of the new and fundamental paradigms of International Accounting Standards is to use the valuation balance sheet at fair value, wherever this valuation may give the nature of forecast to financial reports. Fair value, in contrast to the historical purchase price, reflects the future economic benefits that the owner of the asset reaches under its ownership. The main objective of this article is to attempt to assess the fair value from the viewpoint of the overriding accounting principles and its impact on the entities’ information system. This article attempts to answer the question of the extent to which fair value measurement enables the users of financial statements to assess the situation due to financial-asset entity because of the fact that fair values are on the grounds of estimates based on certain assumptions. Accounting as a key element of the financial system should ensure that its data presented are reliable, accurate and trustworthy.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1 (22)
  • Page Range: 78-90
  • Page Count: 11