XBRL and Financial Reporting Transparency

Mihaela Enachi


Using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) in financial reporting increases transparency by allowing viewing the details of the information provided by organizations without subdividing it and the possibility of easy access and processing information, even if it is presented in different languages or it results from the application of different regulations. Through this paper we try to emphasize the transparency ensured to financial reporting by using XBRL, which is why we
transposed in this modern format, partially, the contents of one of the components of financial reports, namely, the balance sheet. In this process we based on the requirements of the Romanian accounting
regulations in compliance with European directives, XML requirements and XBRL requirements concerning schemas, linkbase files and instances, and we used three of the modules of Altova MissionKit application (XMLSpy, MapForce and StyleVision), while taking into account the best practices in the field.
Keywords: financial reporting, XBRL, transparency, specification, taxonomy, instance

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