Why do you think it’s important to have controls over your property, plant and equipment or PPE? It’s there, you can see it and that’s that. Continue reading
Whilst we have discussed the term ‘residual value’, we haven’t really approached the matter of this being changed.
An asset’s residual value is an estimate the management makes using it’s best knowledge of the asset, it’s condition, it’s possible market at the end of it’s useful life, how extensively it will be used and so on. It’s not just the value the management believes they can get for the asset, but the conditions and inputs for determining the price. Continue reading
Crediting sales is something that happens no matter how hard you try and have your invoices correct, your goods shipped in correct amounts and items. There’s a factor you cannot monitor and that’s you customer for instance. They may decide they want something else, something additional and so on. Thus it’s important to understand that crediting sales is absolutely normal and it’s even more important to understand how one should do it instead of avoiding it. Continue reading
Like I mentioned under the accounting entry for simple collection for receivables, there are times when recognizing a collection of a receivable balance can mean that you also have to make not only asset based entries, but also an entry to your profit and loss accounts. Continue reading
So there was a receivable you once considered was partly uncollectable. Be the reasons what they are, as it happens, you’ve accounted for the write down (note that you haven’t written the receivable off, but just merely down; that is you’ve accounted for an allowance against the positive asset thus diminishing your assets in total by the amount you considered you will not collect from your customer). Continue reading
Should the event arise that you consider a receivable uncollectable in full or in part, that is you consider that your customer considering the circumstances wont be able to pay what they owe, you either decide to write the receivable down in value to the amount they will be able to pay (that is you’re making an estimate) or off the balance sheet if you’ve determined that they cannot pay you anything. Continue reading
With your sales revenue, with your process over your company’s revenue and receivables it’s crucial you have routines in place on one hand and as a general rule, but it’s also important to have your everyday accounting entries in place. Continue reading