Reconciliation of the balance sheet
• The role of balance sheet reconciliation at the close of the reporting period
•Key elements to focus on
•Improvement of the balance reconciliation process
Introduction to the concept of reconciliation of mutual accounts
•What is a reconciliation of mutual accounts?
•Why is it necessary to reconcile accounts?
•The process of reconciling mutual accounts
In-depth analysis of the balance sheet reconciliation process
•Bank reconciliation - inventory, discrepancies, errors in the cash book
• Reconciliation of accounts receivable - accruals, advances, aging, baddebts
• Reconciliation of accounts payable - reconciliation of suppliers, prepaidexpenses, paid advances, accrued liabilities
•Reconciliation of payroll
•Inventory of stocks
•Inventory of fixed assets
Analysis of oil and gas industry financial reporting case studies (drawn from the lecturer’s personal experience).