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Controls over production and inventory

Why do you think it’s important to have controls over inventory? Inventory is related to your company’s operations. They are what you sell to generate revenues, they are your assets you sell regularly to earn profits. Note here that earning profits requires that your goods are priced accurately so as to cover for all kinds […]

Stock levels in general for optimization

In your everyday business, in your everyday production you no doubt understand the need for certain levels of stock. You’ve got your orders coming in and as they come, you can see what you need more often and what’s left standing for a longer period than you’d expect. Those moving positions are what you need […]

Producing – to get it started in accounting

Production is something many may want to get into, however when it comes to accounting, there are often times things that are overlooked. It’s not just that they are overlooked, but sometimes bluntly ignored. I want to make it clear why it’s important that your properly account for the cost of the items you produce […]

Measuring net realisable value for inventories

As was defined before, the net realisable value is essentially an amount your company expects to realise from the sale of an inventory item in the ordinary course of business. First and foremost it should be noted that any rapid sales or forced sales (i.e. if the goods are seld to meet a warranted liability) are not defined […]

Defining net realisable value

How would you define net realisable value (or NRV) for inventory items? International Accounting Standards define net realisable value as ‘the net amount that an entity expects to realise from the sale of inventory in the ordinary course of business’.  (more…)