‘Accounting Standard for Not for Profit Organisations (NPOs)’

Through SRO No. 413/2016 dated May 11, 2016 the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has further to its notification through SRO No. 929/2015 dated September 10, 2015 has directed the non-listed companies formed / licensed under Section 42 and 43 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 to follow applicable financial and accounting reporting standards.

Both the above SROs can be accessed through the SECP website:

http://www.secp.gov.pk/notification/pdf/2016/SRO- Signature_Issuance_under_sub_section_3_of_section _ 234_of_CO_84.pdf

http://www.secp.gov.pk/notification/pdf/2015/SRO_929_20150910.PDF

The aforesaid applicable financial and accounting reporting standards now include:

  • Accounting Standard for Not for Profit Organisations (NPOs) issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)

The NPO Standard can be downloaded from ICAP website using the following link:

http://icap.net.pk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Final-Accounting-Standard-for-NPOs-for-SECP.pdf

 The above standard has been notified on the recommendation of ICAP.

Under the SECP directives, Accounting Standard for NPOs is to be applied by:

  1. Public Interest Company and Large Sized Company licensed/formed under Section 42 and Section 43 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 along with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as notified by the SECP.
  1. Small and Medium Sized Company licensed/formed under Section 42 and Section 43 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 along with International Financial Reporting Standards on Small and Medium Sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) as notified by the SECP.

The SECP’s directive to follow relevant accounting and financial reporting standards as provided in the aforementioned SROs is applicable for annual financial period beginning on or after July 1, 2016.

Members are advised to take note of the above referred SROs.

Circular 5 – Accounting Standard for NPOs