Are superannuation disclosures in company financial reports useful?

Gallery, Natalie (2003) Are superannuation disclosures in company financial reports useful? Australian Accounting Review, 13(2), pp. 60-73.


An analysis of superannuation disclosures in the financial reports of 120 public companies shows surprisingly frequent instances of non-compliance with AASB 1028. This is attributed to inherent weaknesses in the mandatory disclosure requirements. Significant problems include inconsistencies in the reporting of information about hybrid superannuation funds sponsored by companies, absence of timeliness, and non-disclosure of contribution holidays. These findings suggest that present superannuation disclosure requirements do not meet the objective of providing useful information for decision-making.

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ID Code: 6608
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Superannuation, Disclosure, Accounting Standards, Financial Reporting, Pension Funds
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > ACCOUNTING AUDITING AND ACCOUNTABILITY (150100) > Financial Accounting (150103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 CPA Australia
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Deposited On: 21 May 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:21

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