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Which UK Companies will be Most Impacted by IFRS 16?

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A Ranking of the Leasing Obligations of the FTSE 350

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See who the Fortune 1000 will be most impacted by the influx of operating leases onto the balance sheet.

Lease Accounting SAB 74 Disclosures Preview

Read what the top 100 operating lease lessees on the Fortune 1000 have to say about adopting ASC 842.

Learn about the features a lease accounting system needs to have to get you IFRS 16 compliant.

Research Study | How Spreadsheets Spread Chaos: Tackling ASC 842 the Smart Way

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New Study Conducted by Ventana Research, a Leading Market Research Firm

For companies with more than a handful of real estate and equipment leases, implementing the new lease accounting standards, ASC 842 and IFRS 16, won’t be manageable using spreadsheets. A complete Enterprise Lease Accounting system will be necessary for data accuracy, lease lifecycle management, and reporting efficiency.

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Maintaining Lease Accounting Data

Learn how to ensure your data is current with the most accurate and complete information on day two and beyond.

lease accounting handbook asc 842

The New Lease Accounting Standards Handbook covers how to comply with the upcoming FASB ASC 842 lease accounting changes while also driving savings.

Lease Accounting Software Evaluation Guide

The Evaluation Guide includes a comprehensive checklist of features for real estate and equipment lease accounting and administration.

Lease Accounting Survival Kit

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Lease Accounting Survival Kit – 2019

Are you gearing up for an ASC 842 or IFRS 16 project in 2019? While many public companies are nearing the end of their adoption, private companies are just getting started. Get all the resources you need for a successful project with our 2019 Lease Accounting Survival Kit. Download budget worksheets, project plans, and vendor evaluation checklists as well as our guides to collecting lease data, conducting a lease census, and selecting a software application.

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How to Get Started with Your Lease Accounting Project eBook

How to Get Started Guide

Download this guide to understand how to navigate the first 90 days of your lease accounting project.  This eBook provides an introduction to all the key decisions you will need to make to start your implementation – the key risks and challenges; how to staff the project team; and how to estimate the implementation time frame.

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Sample Project Plan

Download this customizable project plan in Microsoft Excel or PDF. Useful for FASB ASC 842 or IFRS 16 with both real estate and equipment leasing portfolios. Includes all the major project phases such as business process assessment, software selection, data conversion, implementation and testing.

How to Budget for Your Lease Accounting Project eBook

Budget Planning – Five Big Line Items to Consider

Creating your FASB Lease Accounting Budget will be challenging as there are few, if any, external benchmarks available to use as a foundation for your assumptions and estimates.  The lease accounting standards are new and no large companies have fully implemented them yet.

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Sample Budget Worksheet

Download this customizable budget worksheet for the new lease accounting standards in Microsoft Excel format. Useful for FASB ASC 842 or IFRS 16, includes all the key line items for incremental and external costs such as lease accounting licenses, data collection, software implementation and testing.

Evaluation Guide for Lease Accounting Software

Evaluation Guide for Lease Accounting Software

Download this Evaluation Guide for a comprehensive checklist of features you should look for in an Enterprise Lease Accounting software application.  Includes detailed feature lists for Lease Accounting as well as both Real Estate and Equipment Lease Administration.

Lease Accounting Software Vendor Comparison Checklist

Vendor Comparison Checklist for Lease Accounting Software

Download this Vendor Comparison Checklist for Lease Accounting Software. It includes all the key requirements for an enterprise-class solution including lease classification, policy elections and judgments; financial disclosures, management and responsibility center accounting. Downloadable in an editable Microsoft Word document that you can customize and use to rank/compare vendors.

Enterprise Wide Lease Census

Conducting an Enterprise-Wide Lease Census

Download this guide to learn how to create a master list of all the real estate, IT, vehicle and other equipment your company leases.  Learn the 10 places to look to conduct your enterprise-wide lease census.

The 100 Data Fields to Collect

Know what data you need ahead of time to avoid having to repeat the data collection phase. This guide contains a list of 100 of the data fields you will need to collect per lease to achieve compliance with the new standards.

Learn More about the New Lease Accounting Standards

White Papers, Handbooks, and Research Studies

Executive Guide | Lease and Non-Lease Components

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To separate or not separate - That is the question creating anxiety for many technical accountants around the world as they implement the new leasing standards. Understand the pros and…
Lease Accounting Audit Completeness eBook

Executive Guide | Lease Accounting Audit Completeness

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What items will external auditors be focused on after the implementation deadline for lease accounting? There has been little guidance published by the big four firms yet. However, one topic…
Maintaining Lease Accounting Data

Executive Guide | Maintaining Lease Accounting Data

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Few companies have given significant consideration to the processes required for maintaining lease accounting data on Day Two and beyond. How will you ensure that your lease accounting system is…

Lease Accounting Day 2 Survival Kit

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Lease Accounting Day 2 Survival Kit

Are you nearing the end of your ASC 842 or IFRS 16 project? It’s time to start thinking about Day 2 of the new standards, and how you will maintain compliance. Download guides on what to do in the last days before the deadline, how to maintain lease data after the deadline, and how to save money with improved lease management.

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90 Day Countdown Checklist

The 90-Day Countdown Checklist covers the major topics that companies should focus on in the last stages of their implementation projects, including processes, policies, and controls, as well as data and systems readiness.

Maintaining Lease Accounting Data eBook

Download this guide to learn which lease lifecycle events need to be tracked, how to account for midterm changes, and how to handle partial or full equipment returns, renewals, and buyouts.

15 Ways to Assert Completeness of Your Lease Population

Prepare for your first audit after the effective date of the new lease accounting standards. This guide lists strategies for how companies can assert completeness of their lease portfolios.

Integrating Your Lease Accounting and Other Financial Systems

After the effective date of the new standard, many organizations will want to integrate their lease accounting application with the other financial systems that track leasing data in order to keep all data in sync. This guide lists the 10 enterprise systems that track leasing data and are candidates for integration.

10 Cost Savings Opportunities from Real Estate Lease Administration

At most companies, the real estate asset category represents the largest spend in the lease portfolio. However, as organizations update systems and develop new processes, policies, and controls to support their real estate leases under the new standards, it will become easier to recognize potential cost cutting opportunities.

10 Ways to Reduce the Cost of Your Equipment Leasing Program

Prior to the introduction of the new lease accounting standards, equipment leasing programs were typically decentralized and loosely managed at many companies. However, as companies introduce new processes, policies, and controls to comply with the new standards, equipment lease management will improve and result in new opportunities for cost savings.

Best Practices for a Lease versus Buy Analysis

Conducting a lease versus buy analysis is not only beneficial from a cost savings perspective, but also as a compliance control. Auditors are expected to look for evidence that the lease portfolio is complete and a lease versus buy process could be used to help satisfy that compliance requirement.

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You’ll get tips on the new lease accounting standards, lease administration and best practices on data collection, budget planning, project strategies and more.

Lease Accounting Survival Kit – 2019

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Lease Accounting Survival Kit – 2019

Are you gearing up for an ASC 842 or IFRS 16 project in 2019? While many public companies are nearing the end of their adoption, private companies are just getting started. Get all the resources you need for a successful project with our 2019 Lease Accounting Survival Kit. Download budget worksheets, project plans, and vendor evaluation checklists as well as our guides to collecting lease data, conducting a lease census, and selecting a software application.

Download Individual Documents

How to Get Started with Your Lease Accounting Project eBook

How to Get Started Guide

Download this guide to understand how to navigate the first 90 days of your lease accounting project.  This eBook provides an introduction to all the key decisions you will need to make to start your implementation – the key risks and challenges; how to staff the project team; and how to estimate the implementation time frame.

lease accounting project plan sample download

Sample Project Plan

Download this customizable project plan in Microsoft Excel or PDF. Useful for FASB ASC 842 or IFRS 16 with both real estate and equipment leasing portfolios. Includes all the major project phases such as business process assessment, software selection, data conversion, implementation and testing.

How to Budget for Your Lease Accounting Project eBook

Budget Planning – Five Big Line Items to Consider

Creating your FASB Lease Accounting Budget will be challenging as there are few, if any, external benchmarks available to use as a foundation for your assumptions and estimates.  The lease accounting standards are new and no large companies have fully implemented them yet.

lease accounting budget worksheet sample download

Sample Budget Worksheet

Download this customizable budget worksheet for the new lease accounting standards in Microsoft Excel format. Useful for FASB ASC 842 or IFRS 16, includes all the key line items for incremental and external costs such as lease accounting licenses, data collection, software implementation and testing.

Evaluation Guide for Lease Accounting Software

Evaluation Guide for Lease Accounting Software

Download this Evaluation Guide for a comprehensive checklist of features you should look for in an Enterprise Lease Accounting software application.  Includes detailed feature lists for Lease Accounting as well as both Real Estate and Equipment Lease Administration.

Lease Accounting Software Vendor Comparison Checklist

Vendor Comparison Checklist for Lease Accounting Software

Download this Vendor Comparison Checklist for Lease Accounting Software. It includes all the key requirements for an enterprise-class solution including lease classification, policy elections and judgments; financial disclosures, management and responsibility center accounting. Downloadable in an editable Microsoft Word document that you can customize and use to rank/compare vendors.

Enterprise Wide Lease Census

Conducting an Enterprise-Wide Lease Census

Download this guide to learn how to create a master list of all the real estate, IT, vehicle and other equipment your company leases.  Learn the 10 places to look to conduct your enterprise-wide lease census.

The 100 Data Fields to Collect

Know what data you need ahead of time to avoid having to repeat the data collection phase. This guide contains a list of 100 of the data fields you will need to collect per lease to achieve compliance with the new standards.

Learn More about the New Lease Accounting Standards

White Papers, Handbooks, and Research Studies

Executive Guide | Lease and Non-Lease Components

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To separate or not separate - That is the question creating anxiety for many technical accountants around the world as they implement the new leasing standards. Understand the pros and…
Lease Accounting Audit Completeness eBook

Executive Guide | Lease Accounting Audit Completeness

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What items will external auditors be focused on after the implementation deadline for lease accounting? There has been little guidance published by the big four firms yet. However, one topic…
Maintaining Lease Accounting Data

Executive Guide | Maintaining Lease Accounting Data

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Few companies have given significant consideration to the processes required for maintaining lease accounting data on Day Two and beyond. How will you ensure that your lease accounting system is…

Executive Guide | Lease Accounting Audit Completeness

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Learn the different strategies for validating completeness of your lease population, including stakeholder surveys, systems of record, and controls, to be able to identify lease contracts that may otherwise be overlooked.

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Maintaining Lease Accounting Data

Learn how to ensure your data is current with the most accurate and complete information on day two and beyond.

Understand how the costs are categorized and valued, as well as the available practical expedient to not separate components.

Lease Accounting Software Evaluation Guide

The Evaluation Guide includes a comprehensive checklist of features for real estate and equipment lease accounting and administration.

Executive Guide | Real Estate Lease Cost Savings

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Real estate leases represent the highest spend in the lease portfolios of most companies. There are several ways real estate groups can lower the spend and improve the efficiency of their real estate lease portfolio.

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Understand how the costs are categorized and valued, as well as the available practical expedient to not separate components.

Lease Accounting Cost Savings

Understand the potential cost savings opportunities resulting from automation of record-to-report.

Equipment Leasing Cost Savings ebook

Learn how to competitively source new leases, minimize interim rent payments, and reduce unplanned evergreen fees.

Prep Materials | Sample Lease Accounting Software RFP

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Why use the Sample Lease Accounting Software RFP?

By using the lease accounting software RFP template, you can ensure that your company chooses a lease accounting software that will meet the requirements under the current and new lease accounting standards. Many companies will find that they will need to invest in some form of lease accounting software to comply with the new standards. However, it’s important to perform due diligence when selecting a vendor. Most lease accounting software vendors didn’t even begin development until after FASB and IASB published their standards.

Learn what questions to ask the vendors about their product to determine if it really works. Download this template and customize it to the needs of your organization. The template includes questions on the software’s readiness, accounting and management features, reporting and disclosure options, integration capability, data abstraction features, implementation process, customer support availability, and more.

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Lease Accounting Software Evaluation Guide

The guide includes a comprehensive checklist of features for real estate and equipment lease accounting and administration.

How to Get Started with Your Lease Accounting Project

Learn the key risks and challenges of the lease accounting implementation, and how to budget, and estimate the implementation time frame.

lease accounting handbook asc 842

Learn how to comply with the new FASB ASC 842 lease accounting standard changes while also driving savings.

Checklist | 100 Data Fields to Collect for Your Lease Accounting Project

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If you’re overwhelmed by the amount of data required for asset-level lease accounting under the new standards, this document is a great place to start. The guide lists 100 lease accounting data fields that you should collect from your leases in order to successfully transition to ASC 842 and IFRS 16.

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Asset Level Lease Accounting White Paper

The new lease accounting standards are written at the asset level. Learn what that means for your implementation project.

10 Steps to Collecting Your Lease Accounting Data

Follow the 10-step methodology to understand where to find your lease accounting data and how to clean it up.

Learn the 10 places to look to create a master list of all the real estate, IT, vehicle, and other equipment your company leases.

Success Kit

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Lease Accounting Success Kit

The deadline for the ASC 842 standard is quickly approaching. LeaseAccelerator has compiled its most popular guides and tools into our Lease Accounting Success Kit. Download it now to access a list of data fields to collect, a sample project plan, a software evaluation checklist, a sample software RFP and more.

Zip File with All Six Documents