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White Paper | The Hidden Costs of Lease Accounting

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In this white paper, we discuss the major unanticipated costs of maintaining compliance under the new lease accounting standards. We outline several common scenarios companies may find themselves in that could introduce risk if not properly handled, as well as the options companies have for addressing these issues.

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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.

Asset Level Lease Accounting White Paper

Learn what asset-level accounting is and why it’s required by the new lease accounting standards.

Lease Accounting Software Evaluation Guide

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

Expert Guide | Nine Lessons Private Companies can Learn from Public Companies

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In this guide, we will highlight the nine biggest mistakes that public companies made in underestimating the complexity of the new leasing standard. From finding leases and abstracting data to defining business processes and engaging the business, we will help you to navigate the biggest landmines in your lease accounting journey.

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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.

Checklist | 90 Days Until the IFRS 16 Lease Accounting Deadline

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Just starting your IFRS 16 and AASB 16 implementation project? This guide gives you the must-take steps for a successful first 90 days.

Lease Accounting Software Evaluation Guide

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

Learn how this global Fortune 500 company based in the U.S. successfully brought their lease portfolio under control and generated savings.

Expert Guide | How to Get Started with AASB 16

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Understand how to navigate the first 90 days of your lease accounting project. Download this expert guide to learn the key risks and challenges, how to budget for lease accounting software, and how to estimate the implementation time frame.

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The 90 Day Countdown Checklist outlines 90 tasks accounting teams need to complete in the 90 days before the AASB & IFRS 16 deadline.

Lease Accounting Software Evaluation Guide

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

Learn how this global Fortune 500 company based in the U.S. successfully brought their lease portfolio under control and generated savings.

Expert Guide | Lease Accounting Software Evaluation for AASB 16

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Download this evaluation guide for a comprehensive checklist of features you should look for in Enterprise Lease Accounting software. It includes detailed feature lists for lease accounting as well as real estate and equipment lease administration.

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The 90 Day Countdown Checklist outlines 90 tasks accounting teams need to complete in the 90 days before the AASB & IFRS 16 deadline.

Just starting your IFRS 16 and AASB 16 implementation project? This guide gives you the must-take steps for a successful first 90 days.

Learn how this global Fortune 500 company based in the U.S. successfully brought their lease portfolio under control and generated savings.

Checklist | Countdown to IFRS 16

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Check to make sure you’ve gathered all the data fields you’ll need to comply with the new lease accounting standards.

Lease Accounting Audit Completeness eBook

Prepare for your first audit by learning how to ensure that you have a complete population of leases.

Maintaining Lease Accounting Data

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

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.

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White Papers, Handbooks, and Research Studies

Expert Guide | Private Companies – How to Get Started

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Learn how to identify implementation challenges, assess your existing processes, and take an enterprise wide census of your leases.

Expert 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

Expert 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…

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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