Primary financial statements
Under International Accounting Standards (IAS) 'primary' financial statements are the main accounting statements that must be presented.
- Statement of financial position (balance sheet).
- Income statement (profit or loss account), which can be included in the statement of comprehensive income.
- Statement of comprehensive income.
- Statement of changes in equity.
- Statement of cash flows.
The primary financial statements are supported by Notes to the accounts, providing additional and more detailed financial information.