Financial Reporting In Education Institutions The Implications Of The Transition To Accrual Accounting
ABSTRACT. At the beginning of the third millennium, the role of accounting changed fundamentally,including in terms of the major intervention in collecting and treating information used to achieve anefficient management that will support the future evolution of entities, including institutions of highereducation. Accounting is called to ensure veridical and objective information for all the actors whoplay their role on the scene created by the university of the future, its internal and externalenvironment.As the language of business, accounting shapes information in the form of syntheses, in which financialreporting is discerned. In the public sector, the information’s structure and content was subjected tomajor transformations, generated by the complementary of cash accounting with accrual accountingand the generalization of double entry accounting, changes that became applicable at the beginning of2006. This paper approaches aspects regarding the purpose of the accounting information processing,namely: the role of higher education institutions in supplying public capital, seen as a developmentfactor; the structure, objectives and usefulness of financial statements in the public sector; the effects ofusing the two accounting models, cash and accrual, on the quality of financial reporting.
Volume (Year): 1 (2011)
Issue (Month): 13 ()
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