Fixed assets management and accounting is critical for any organization as fixed assets are the major resources used to produce products and generate future benefits. This course discusses the management and accounting of these assets based on the British Standard Institute Publicly Available Standard (PAS 55). This course includes the 28 points of PAS 55 which help maximize the utilization of fixed assets and which are divided into: fixed assets policy, strategy, management enablers and controls, implementation of management plans, performance assessment and improvement, and management review. The management and accounting of fixed assets covers all life-cycles of fixed assets from creation or acquisition to utilization and maintenance until renewal or disposal. The management part also includes decision making tools such as NPV, IRR and other capital budget comparative tools used to decide whether to acquire, replace or refurbish assets.
The accounting part is based on the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), mainly standard number 16 for property plant and equipment, and IFRS 38 for intangibles. The course covers capitalization rules for fixed assets and intangibles, and rules for measuring assets at fair value. In addition, the course covers various depreciation methods and assets impairment rules, measurement and accounting.
The course uses a mixture of presentations by the consultant and the participants in addition to group and individual exercises, case studies and role plays.
Fixed assets professionals including supervisors, account managers, purchasing and facility supervisors and coordinators, financial controllers, new employees handling fixed assets, internal auditors, maintenance assistants and managers, and operations managers.
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA): Meirc Training & Consulting is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.learningmarket.org
MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.