Senior Consultant to Verasset Publishes Book on Optimizing the Asset Lifecycle

A senior consultant to Verasset Corporation, has published a book titled Optimizing the Asset Lifecycle. Brad Vinecombe has worked in the asset management and tracking industry for over 20 years, having founded, run, and sold several businesses and products related to the content within his new book. Vinecombe acts as a senior consultant to Verasset […]

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What are Fixed Assets

Fixed assets are items of personal (moveable) property with an estimated useful life of more than one year. Examples of fixed assets include furniture, fixtures, equipment, computers, vehicles, and similar items of personal property. A fixed asset does not lose its identity through incorporation into a different or more complex device. In contrast to “inventory” […]

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Top 10 Reasons Organizations Are Conducting Physical Inventory

Regulatory Compliance- The number 1 reason we find that our customers need to conduct a physical inventory is regulatory compliance. Compliance issues vary depending on the organization, and can include; audit, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance for fixed assets, and GASB statements 34 and 35.While the rules and regulations vary for different organizations, the core principal […]

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Reconciling Fixed Asset Financial Records

Reconciling fixed asset financial records can be a daunting task. Multiple record sources are involved including; payables, purchase orders, registers, and the general ledger. A significant hurdle is that more than one person is usually involved. Consequently, record keeping habits vary and the opportunity to introduce errors through redundant data entry is high. Some of […]

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Why You Need to Maintain Accurate Fixed Asset Records

Capitalized fixed assets are assets that meet or exceed a defined value threshold and are depreciated in value over their useful life. Asset depreciation is usually recorded each month. One common depreciation method is to calculate annual depreciation expense and then divide this figure by 12 to determine the monthly expense. Accountants will post a […]

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Core Internal Fixed Asset Controls

Establishing proper internal fixed asset controls is pertinent to successfully managing assets. Fixed assets that meet or exceed a stated value threshold should be capitalized and recorded in a fixed asset register. At a minimum, the register should include; cost, useful life, current and accumulated depreciation, and net book value. Assets that fall below the […]

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Data Reconciliation and SOX Compliance

Verasset has just completed a physical inventory and reconciliation project for a 125 year old manufacturing company. The company is publicly held and is required to conduct a physical inventory every 3 years in order to be compliant with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). SOX compliance also requires that the companies finance officers and auditors sign […]

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