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Valuation Bases and Accounting SystemEntries in Financial Analysis of the Municipal Real Property

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  • Daniela Feschiyan

    (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

  • Stela Raleva

    (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Abstract

The paper introduces a conceptual framework for an accounting of the municipal real property, and defines a respective system of indicators. The development of this framework is seen as an important prerequisite for the efficient property management. It aims to overcome the lack or poor accessibility of the information, and thus to ensure the successful municipal real property management in a strategic context. The developing of the applied approach implies that accounting indicators are divided into three main groups – values, revenues, and costs. Beside the above mentioned classification, the municipal revenues and costs are classified also as existing and proposed. The existing indicators are defined by International Accounting Standards in public sector, and some of them are considered as being appropriate for the inclusion in the financial analysis as accounting system entries. The proposed indicators are perceived as appropriate to carry out a detailed analysis of the municipal property at a lower level of desegregations. The first two paragraphs explain the main bases for the municipal property valuation - historical cost, current price, market value, present value, with a special emphasis on the use of the historical value, and the types of valuation respectively. The next three paragraphs are concentrated mainly on the accounting indicators for the municipal property assessment. The sixth paragraph represents several major accounting bases - an accounting value, a carrying value, a market value, an accumulated depreciation, revenues from the sale of assets and services, costs by economic elements, revenues from future periods and costs for future periods, and revenues from other events and costs for other events. The seventh section presents a brief comparative analysis of accounting systems of 6 municipalities in South-Eastern Europe and the last paragraph highlights the identified “good practices”.

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  • Daniela Feschiyan & Stela Raleva, 2013. "Valuation Bases and Accounting SystemEntries in Financial Analysis of the Municipal Real Property," Acta Universitatis Danubius. OEconomica, Danubius University of Galati, issue 9(4), pages 388-401, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:dug:actaec:y:2013:i:4:p:388-401
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    1. Daniela Feschiyan, 2013. "The Process of Harmonization of Public Sector Accounting in the EU," Economic Alternatives, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 4, pages 62-72, December.

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