Accounting / July 19, 2018 / Ariyah Lang
Comparing transactions and balances is important because it avoids overdrafts on cash accounts, catches fraudulent or overcharged credit card transactions, explains timing differences, and highlights other negative activity such as stolen or incorrectly recorded income and expense entries.
As a refresher, a capital lease is one in which a lessee records the leased asset as if it purchased the asset using funding provided by the lessor. As a result, capital lease accounting under current GAAP is actually comprised of two transactions: A purchase of the underlying asset by the lessee AND a loan to the lessee from the lessor to fund the purchase of said asset.
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