The joint arrangements project was proposed as a memorandum-of-understanding (Mo U) project between the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the IASB, the goal of which was to make existing accounting standards fully compatible as soon as is practicable.However, in issuing IFRS 11, the IASB concluded that convergence with U. GAAP would not result in the improvements to financial reporting that it desired. GAAP requirements are “very dependent on the legal form …This will have little impact but is a welcome simplification and means accounting for associates and joint ventures will be consistent in consolidated financial statements.The accounting for joint ventures in individual financial statements is clarified.
In consolidated financial statements, the joint venture is accounted for under the equity method, as opposed to the gross equity method required by FRS 9.
Joint arrangements are further divided between joint operations and joint ventures.
Where parties to a joint arrangement have rights to the assets and obligations for the liabilities relating to the arrangement, the arrangement is classified as a joint operation under IFRS 11.
Accounting for associates in individual financial statements is clarified.
The investment may be recognised at: To use a fair value model, a reliable method for measuring fair value must be available.