Do you want to be sure that your company’s accounting policies are correctly applied throughout your organisation? With the Fidugius Accounting & Reporting Manual, your company is provided with the most sophisticated way of informing the financial community of the accounting policies that are in place. It is very easy to keep the policies up to date and ensures accountability throughout the organisation.
The Fidugius solution and accounting policies
The accounting policies contain a set of guidelines and procedures implemented by a company’s management team that are used to account for transactions and prepare financial information. Accounting policies include the moment of recognition, measurement systems and procedures for presenting disclosures.
Necessity of accounting policies
Accounting policies are necessary for several reasons:
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What is the difference between Accounting Policies and Principles?
While an accounting principle is the standardised rule established by a governing body, an accounting policy is the method or guideline used by management to comply with the rule and generate financial information.
Example of an Accounting Policy
The accounting policy for property, plant and equipment of a telecom provider may address the following:
Depending on the topic, an accounting policy may need to be quite comprehensive to address all the specifics. It is important that the accounting policy is written in a transparent, clear and understandable way so that it is understood by everyone.
Setting the accounting policies and communicating them
Determining accounting policies is the responsibility of a company’s management, specifically the chief financial officer (CFO) and the controller. These individuals should consider factors such as the company’s industry, size, complexity, and the accounting standards that apply to the company when developing accounting policies. They may also consult with external auditors or other accounting experts to ensure that the policies are appropriate and in line with accounting standards and regulations.
Once established, accounting policies should be documented in a company’s accounting manual. They should be communicated to relevant personnel within the company and reviewed regularly to ensure that they remain appropriate and up to date. Any changes to accounting policies should be carefully considered and documented to ensure transparency and consistency in financial reporting.ncial reporting.
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