More and more countries are making it mandatory for companies to file annual financial and tax reports in the XBRL format based on the IFRS standards. Each authority has made their own XBRL taxonomy, which complicates things a little, but the generic ParsePort XBRL solution works with all XBRL taxonomies.
There are multiple ways to convert your financial statement into XBRL and there are just as many ways to file it to your local authorities. The filing is often accomplished by uploading the relevant files to a website, but you can also choose to transfer your files directly via the conversion software.
Some countries require that the reports are audited and verified by an accountant. In this case it is necessary to convert the XBRL back into Excel, HTML or PDF in order to read it. Luckily, this is fully possible with our XBRL Reader.
Because of this back conversion It becomes necessary to ensure that the XBRL file isn’t manipulated after the auditing process takes place. This is handled by adding a hash total, or a fingerprint to the file. If the file is changed even a little, the hash total will change, making it obvious that the file was changed.
Our XBRL Reader displays the hash total, so the auditor can confirm that the file is correctly audited and validated. Together with our partners, we are able to facilitate the entire process of auditing and digitally signing the XBRL files.