Revision question on IAS 10 – events after reporting period.

Revision question on IAS 10 - events after reporting period

Suame Ltd is a listed telecommunication company that prepares its financial statements for the year ended 31 October 2015 in accordance with IFRS. The financial statements are due to be authorized for issue on 15 January 2016. read more

Fixed asset turnover ratio – meaning and formula

Fixed asset turnover ratio - meaning and formula

The fixed assets turnover ratio measures the efficiency with which the firm is utilizing its investment in fixed assets, such as land, building, plant and machinery, furniture, etc. It also indicates the adequacy of sales in relation to investment in fixed assets. The fixed assets turnover ratio is sales divided by the net fixed assets (i.e., the depreciated value of fixed assets). read more

The matching principle in accounting.

This concept is based on the accounting period concept. It is widely accepted that the desire of making a profit is the most important motivation to keep the proprietors engaged in business activities. Hence, a major share of the attention of the accountant is being devoted to evolving appropriate techniques for measuring profits. One such technique is periodic matching of costs and revenues. read more

5 disadvantages of zero-based budgeting

5 disadvantages of zero-based budgeting

Zero-based budgeting emerged in the late 1960s as a response to incremental budgeting. With zero-based budgeting, all budgets start at zero and activities/costs are only allowed if they are justified under investigation. All requests for resources must be presented and evaluated on the basis of cost-benefit. Zero-based budgeting is best suited to discretionary spending where there is no clearly defined input-output relationship such as in marketing, research and development, and training or public sector organization such as district councils. read more