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Our summer series on financial statement presentation and disclosure continues with key reminders for debt securities and equity investments.
Our Full disclosure podcast series brings you back to the basics on all things related to financial statement presentation and disclosure, from the top of the financial statements through the footnotes.
This week we focus on investments, specifically debt securities and equity instruments, as well as the related presentation and disclosure matters. Our host, Heather Horn, sat down with PwC National Office partners, Chip Currie and Bret Dooley, to share some helpful insights.
Topics include:
  • 1:29 - Reminders on the accounting model. Bret and Chip open with recognition and measurement reminders for equity instruments and debt securities.
  • 6:12 - Balance sheet. Bret explains the balance sheet presentation and classification matters for these types of investments.
  • 9:31 - Income statement. Chip highlights the income statement considerations.
  • 13:28 - Disclosures. Chip and Bret explain the key disclosures specific to equity instruments and debt securities. They also remind companies to disclose specific portfolio information.
  • 19:47 - Other important disclosures. Our guests describe other required disclosures for available-for-sale securities, held-to-maturity securities, credit risk, and MD&A.
  • 32:22 - Takeaways. Chip and Bret close with some final reminders.
About our guests
Chip Currie is a Partner in PwC’s National Office with over 20 years of experience assisting companies in resolving complex business and accounting issues. He concentrates on the accounting for financial instruments under both current and emerging standards and works with many of the firm's largest financial services clients and a number of non-financial service clients on treasury-related matters.
Bret Dooley is a Partner in PwC’s National Office, focusing on emerging financial reporting issues related to financial instruments and assisting clients in resolving complex accounting matters. He brings more than 25 years of experience in both public accounting and industry, including leadership roles in accounting policy, financial reporting and controllership teams at global financial institutions.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.

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