The Bangladesh Parliament enacted Financial Reporting ACT (FRA), 2015 on September 9, 2015. FRA requires the establishment of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) – an independent oversight body to bring trust, credit worthiness, transparency and accountability in the audited reports and accounting as financial reporting of the publicly listed companies. The main purpose of the FRC will be to regulate the financial reporting process followed by the public interest entities. It will also regulate auditing profession of the country.
The FRC is a 12-members body, comprising of representatives from the government, the Bangladesh Bank, the BSEC, the FBCCI, the academia, and the professional accounting bodies.