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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 5, 2022

Ability to add acquired balance sheet and net result in shareholdings

Normally when acquiring a business combination there's an acquired balance sheet needed for cash flow purposes and also eliminating the net result before the acquisition date if the acquired company reports YTD values. Today acquired balance sheet needs to be reported in a separate form and separately report historical rate with Group Data Entry and acquired net result is normally booked as a company journal, reversing the income statement accounts to retained earnings.

With the current set up an acquisition needs to be adjusted with three different steps, besides adding it to shareholdings and investments, with the risk of missing something. If there's a possibility to report everything in shareholdings and investments it would be a more logic and simpler way of reporting acquisitions. Since shareholdings already allow the values to be reported with historical rates, you also don't have to report the historical rate for the acquired balance sheet separately.

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