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Consolidated Financial Statements



Consolidated Financial Statements


Consolidated financial statements in Hong Kong are prepared in accordance with Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards (HKFRS). HKFRS are substantially similar to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), but there are some minor differences.

Consolidated financial statements are required to be prepared by holding companies in Hong Kong, unless the company is a partially owned subsidiary where no member requests for the preparation of consolidated accounts or all the members agree in writing to not prepare consolidated financial statements.

Consolidated financial statements present the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of a group of companies as a single economic entity. This is achieved by combining the financial statements of the parent company and its subsidiaries, after eliminating intragroup transactions and balances.

The following steps are typically involved in preparing consolidated financial statements:

  1. Identify the group entities to be consolidated. This is based on the concept of control. A parent company controls a subsidiary if it has the power to govern the financial and operating policies of the subsidiary with a view to gaining economic benefits from its activities.

  2. Adjust the financial statements of the group entities for intragroup transactions and balances. Intragroup transactions are transactions between two or more group entities. Intragroup balances are balances between two or more group entities, such as trade receivables and payables.

  3. Prepare the consolidated financial statements. This involves combining the adjusted financial statements of the group entities, after eliminating intragroup transactions and balances.

Consolidated financial statements are important for users of financial statements, such as investors, creditors and management. They provide a more complete and accurate picture of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of a group of companies than would be provided by the separate financial statements of the individual companies.

Here are some of the benefits of preparing consolidated financial statements:

  • They provide a more complete and accurate picture of the financial position, financial performance and cash flows of a group of companies.

  • They make it easier for users of financial statements to assess the group's overall financial health and performance.

  • They can help users of financial statements to identify and assess the group's risks and opportunities.

  • They can be used to support the group's financial reporting obligations, such as those required by law or by stock exchanges.

If you have any questions about consolidated financial statements in Hong Kong, please consult with Bestar.


How Bestar can Help


Bestar can help companies in Hong Kong prepare consolidated financial statements in a number of ways.

  • Bestar has a team of experienced and qualified accountants who are experts in Hong Kong accounting and financial reporting standards. This means that you can be confident that your consolidated financial statements will be prepared accurately and in accordance with all applicable requirements.

  • Bestar uses a cloud-based accounting system that is specifically designed to support the preparation of consolidated financial statements. This system makes it easy to combine the financial data of different companies and to eliminate intragroup transactions and balances.

  • Bestar can provide you with training and support on all aspects of preparing consolidated financial statements. This includes training on the relevant accounting standards, as well as on the use of Bestar's cloud-based accounting system.

Here are some specific examples of how Bestar can help companies in Hong Kong prepare consolidated financial statements:

  • Bestar can help you to identify the group entities that need to be consolidated. This can be a complex task, especially if you have a large group with complex ownership structures. Bestar can help you to ensure that you are consolidating all of the relevant entities and that you are not omitting any important entities.

  • Bestar can help you to adjust the financial statements of the group entities for intragroup transactions and balances. This can be a time-consuming and challenging task, but Bestar has the experience and expertise to help you get it right.

  • Bestar can help you to prepare the consolidated financial statements. This involves combining the adjusted financial statements of the group entities, after eliminating intragroup transactions and balances. Bestar can help you to ensure that the consolidated financial statements are prepared accurately and in accordance with all applicable requirements.

  • Bestar can also help you to review and audit your consolidated financial statements. This is an important step to ensure that the consolidated financial statements are accurate and reliable.

If you are looking for a reliable and experienced partner to help you prepare your consolidated financial statements in Hong Kong, Bestar is a good option to consider. Contact us today!

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