Directors Report

Section 325 of the Act requires the directors of a company to prepare for each financial year a directors’ report detailing the matters set out below. All companies, regardless of type, are required to present a directors’ report which shall include certain prescribed matters depending on their size and whether such a matter is relevant to the company and necessary for a proper understanding of its performance and position.

General matters

The directors’ report is required to state certain items which are:

  • The names of the persons who were, at any time during the financial year, directors of the company (applies only where accounting period commences on or after 1 June 2015);
  • The principal activities of the company;
  • The measures taken by the directors to ensure compliance with the requirements to the keeping of accounting records and the exact location of these records;
  • The amount of any interim dividends paid during the year; and
  • The amount, if any, that the directors recommend should be paid by way of final dividend.

 

In cases where it is deemed relevant in a particular financial year, the directors’ report shall state:

  • Details of any important events occurring since the financial year end;
  • An indication of any activities in the field of research and development;
  • An indication of the existence of any branches outside the State and the country where each such branch is located; and
  • Any political donations made that are required to be disclosed by the Electoral Act 1997.

 

Where material for an assessment of a company’s financial position and profit or loss, the directors’ report shall describe the use of financial instruments by the company and discuss in particular:

  • The financial risk management objectives and policies of the company; and
  • The exposure of the company to price risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and cash flow risk.

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