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Which standards are audits in Indonesia based on?

Audits are to be conducted based on the Indonesian Financial Accounting Standards (SAK), which are set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (DSAK IAI) and the Indonesian Sharia Accounting Standards Board (DSAS IAI), for sharia-based companies.

[tips title="Did You Know"]Since 2015, the DSAK IAI has converged its accounting standards with that of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), issued by the IFRS Foundation and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).[/tips]

Current harmonization revolves around the chronological adoption of past IFRS with emphasis on closing the gap between Indonesia’s adoption status and the most up to date international standards.

Currently SAK is broken down in two tiers:

  • Tier 1 SAK – applies to listed companies and other entities with significant public accountability.
  • Tier 2 SAK ETAP – applies to entities with low public accountability. Tier 2 SAK ETAP was developed with IFRS for SE as its point of reference.

This is part of Indonesia’s efforts to make local financial statements more comparable and understandable across international boundaries as the country aims to attract greater foreign investment and play a more prominent role within the G20.

 

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