On March 1, 2017 the U.S. SEC accepted the IFRS taxonomy for XBRL filing. All U.S. foreign filers following IFRS and filing 20-F/ 40-F with the SEC in Edgar format will now also need to file in XBRL. Are You Ready?
The SEC that was only focused on gathering data for so many years is now concentrating on the quality of data that is being collected. A lack of XBRL knowledge on the filers’ part just doesn’t cut it anymore as a reason to submit incorrect information. What can CFOs do to be in command of their XBRL filing?
7 years after XBRL was introduced for SEC filing in the US, it hasn't achieved its true potential with filers. It continues to be pinned down as compliance cost instead of being seen as a strategic aide to the CFO. But XBRL is about more than just cost and has a lot to offer even to filers.