USER OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION
Accounting Information refers to the information generated by the accounting system of an entity
relating to a particular accounting period. They disclose the operating results, and financial position of
the entity. It acts as a mirror of the financial performance of a concern.
The Framework discusses objective of financial statements, qualitative characteristics that determine
the usefulness of information contained in the financial statements, definition, recognition and
measurement of the elements from which financial statements are constructed and concepts of capital
and capital maintenance.
Users of Financial Statements and their Information Needs
Information need of the group primarily relates to decision making of buy, hold or sale of the entity’s
share. Also, dividend paying ability of the entity is a matter of interest.
Need to know about the stability and continued profitability of the employer which would ensure
payment of remuneration, employee opportunities and retirement benefits
Interested in debt servicing ability.
4. Suppliers and other trade creditors
Interested in information about the entity’s ability in the short run to pay their dues. Of course, they are
interested in long run viability of the entity, if it is the major customer.
Seek information about the continuation of the entity in particular if the entity is the major supplier.
6. Government and their agencies
They have manifold interests like taxation, contribution of the entity in the employment generation and
economic activities of the nation and also the infrastructural facilities to be provided to serve the need
of the entity commensurate with its contribution to the society.
Mostly interested in employment generation and societal contribution.