Derivatives used to hedge underlying exposures to market risk (such as interest rate, foreign exchange, commodity price) are valued at FVTPL. The volatility of derivatives can cause adverse movements in fair values and cash-flows which can severely impact reported earnings. In extreme circumstances, they can cause entities to breach loan covenants and financial ratios can have disastrous consequences for the entity.
The solution is Hedge Accounting
Hedge Accounting helps to reduce profit and loss volatility and protects balance sheet valuations. It enables key stakeholders to better understand the true performance of an entity, by minimising the accounting impact of derivatives on the financial statements.
In an environment when CFOs are asked to do more with less, outsourcing Hedge Accounting to a trusted specialist can provide peace of mind that optimal accounting results will be obtained, particularly at audit time where hedge accounting is often scrutinised and financial instrument disclosures requirements are exhaustive.
At Rochford, we provide invaluable Hedging solutions and align your commercial hedging strategy with the appropriate accounting standards to ensure your company’s financial performance is not adversely affected.