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Risks related to balance confirmation

Companies often forget that confirming balances is more than just checking amounts. In particular, problems may arise in the case of disputed or doubtful claims.

What is included in the balance confirmation

The Accounting Act requires, in principle, confirmation of the balance of receivables. On the other hand, the Accounting Act does not require sending confirmation of the balance of liabilities.
As at the balance sheet date, all assets and liabilities should be inventoried. Entities perform the annual inventory in three ways, depending on the asset or liability they are dealing with. And so, the annual inventory is carried out by way of:
• physical inventory,
• balance confirmation,
• comparison of accounting data with relevant documents.
The method of balance confirmation involves obtaining statements from contractors and banks on the items appearing in the accounting books. This method is used to determine the balances of financial assets held in bank accounts or held by other entities, receivables, including loans, and own assets entrusted to contractors.
However, as practice shows, entities send requests to their contractors for confirmation of the balance of liabilities, assuming that this is a solution that allows to reliably verify the balances.

The lack of balance confirmation

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TRAINING COURSES AND SEMINARS

We organize training courses and workshops which suits our client’s needs as for the scope of the issues covered, time and the place of the course.

GDPR WORKSHOPS
The workshops are addressed to all the companies and are aimed on getting acquainted with the revolutionary changes to the protection of personal data.

LEGAL ASPECTS OF COMPLAINTS MADE BY END CUSTOMERS
Training addressed to all producers and service providers who, as part of their business, sell goods and / or services to consumers and / or other entrepreneurs and provide the quality guarantee for these goods / services.

NORMALIZED RULES OF COMMISSION AND EXECUTION OF THE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES (VOB)
This training is directed to all entrepreneurs realizing investments or cooperating in them, where construction services contracts and special engineering services contracts are concluded on the basis of model conditions of contract VOB (Normalized rules of commission and execution of the construction services).

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