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    Goodwill Case Study

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    Goodwill is explained as the ‘future economic benefits arising from other assets acquired in a business combination or acquisition that are not individually identified and separately recognised’ in AASB 3 Appendix A. Physical asset including buildings or equipment cannot be considered as goodwill, it should be an intangible asset that has no physical substance. And a business combination itself means ‘a transaction or other event in which an acquirer obtains control of one or more business’. On 1 August 2014, Steadfast Ltd acquired Ausure group that consist of Ausure Group Pty Ltd and its controlled entities for 73.82% of equity interest in Ausure Group Pty Ltd (Ausure Group), which holds 65.00% equity interest in Ausure Financial Services…

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    Goodwill is defined as, the positive feeling that encourages people to maintain a business relationship. Therefore, it is extremely significant and important for managers to foster goodwill. An American businessman by the name of Marshall Field, once quoted, “Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.” I personally agree with his statement. Two examples of fostering goodwill in the workplace are taking note of significant events and sending messages of…

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    considered equity method goodwill. The investor is also required to identify the deferred tax consequences of the equity method basis differences. Subsequently, the investor must adjust its share of the earnings or losses of the equity method investee to account for the basis differences. For example, the investor would adjust its share of the investee’s earnings for additional amortization related to basis differences on identifiable intangible assets. However, the portion of the basis…

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    APB 17

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    others, including goodwill, as an asset. All costs incurred to develop intangible assets that are not specifically identifiable should be recorded as expenses. Where an intangible asset has been recorded, its cost should be amortized by systematic charges to income over the estimated period of benefit of the asset. The amortization period should not exceed forty years in any case. The provisions of APB 17 apply to intangible assets recorded on the acquisition of some or all of the stock held by…

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    Although intangible assets lack physical substance, some financial experts say that intangible assets are key drivers in value and competitive advantage. Items that are commonly classified as intangible assets include trademarks, patents, franchises, copyrights, and goodwill. Even though intangible assets are becoming more popular, intangible assets are under much scrutiny. Since the inception of FASB standard no. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, there has been much debate regarding…

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    Sfas 142 Essay

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    Adoption of SFAS 142 Goodwill Before SFAS 142 took effect in 2001, goodwill resulted from an acquisition, and it could be amortized for up to 40 years. Since amortization expenses were recorded in the income statement, they affected a company’s earnings. As a result, many companies used the maximum 40 years to minimize the effects of the amortization expenses on the income statements. What is more, management could intentionally inflate the goodwill value in the balance sheet by only taking a…

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    Reporting Intangible Assets Accurate financial reporting of an organization is very important in today’s modern business world. Intangible assets play a critical role in the valuation of an entity as they may bring significant value to the table. An intangible asset is an identifiable nonfinancial asset which lacks physical properties according to both the international community as well as the standards set by the United States. Intangible assets include items such as such as trademarks,…

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    Asc 805 Case

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    1) According to ASC 805, how is goodwill to be recorded (calculated)? Under ASC 805 the parties in the transaction are required to first value all identifiable assets acquired at their fair value. Goodwill is considered the residual amount. Goodwill is considered an asset that represents the future economic benefits arising from the other assets acquired in the business combination that did not meet the criteria for being individually identified and separately recognized. Goodwill is recorded…

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    cost to buy the same assets at current prices or with contemporary materials. They also consider how long it would take to construct functional assets. This model includes tangible and intangible assets, with the appraiser completing detailed calculations for each item. Tangible items include, but are not limited to: Equipment Fixtures Furniture Land Machinery Real estate Stock Vehicles Appraisers also value intangible items, such as client lists, patents and trademarks, called goodwill items…

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    Billy's Beats Case Study 4

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    Audit Group Case 4, Billy’s Beats Billy’s Beats Inc. Completing the Audit Due Date: December 10 by 8PM Please read the instructions below carefully. Failure to follow these instructions may adversely affect your grade for this assignment. As outlined in the syllabus, the penalty for unexcused late assignments is 10% of the maximum points for each day that the assignment is late, and no assignment will be accepted after three days from its due date. • Read the case and the “Required” section…

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