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IFRS 16 IMPLEMENTATION AT DEUTSCHE POST DHL GROUP

DEUTSCHE POST DHL GROUP: LEADING THE WAY IN IFRS 16 IMPLEMENTATION

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The new International Financial Reporting Standard on Leases, which comes into effect on January 1, 2019, requires balance sheet accounting for almost all leases.

Over a period of 18 months, a core team of both corporate accountants and management consultants researched, recommended, and spearheaded a global implementation project, resulting in IFRS 16 compliance a full year ahead of the regulatory deadline – an extraordinary accomplishment.

In this article we share our experiences on how to plan for complexity, overcome unique hurdles and the key lessons we learned.

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