Measurement is crucial to be able to provide decision-useful accounting information and to accurately appraise the performance of management. The nature and extent of the discussion will depend upon what is out for comment at the time. (b) Identify the key stakeholder groups. There has been a distinct move away from historical cost toward fair value and fair value is by far the most controversial measurement approach. Encourage students to read widely the literature surrounding fair value and its contribution to the global financial crisis. Interest groups are often biased or influenced by self serving objectives. Wealth transfers often provide the basis or incentive for decisions made in relation to accounting measurement. Some argue that it would be very difficult given the seasonal uncertainty of environmental assets and the inconsistent relationship between cost and use across the various seasons.
Market prices are determined by the interaction of forces outside the entity while other approaches used to estimate fair value in the absence of an active and liquid market require management to make various assertions and assumptions. Current costs and replacement costs are both essentially the costs that would be incurred if we were to replace the items now. Cost $140 000 to replace the machine now – This represents the current amount we would have to pay to purchase a machine identical to the one being replaced. However, these terms represent two different methods of measuring the cost of replacing the items. Discuss how the measurement approach adopted impacts on the quality of accounting information produced. This problem refers to the fact that different items in the same set of accounts are measured on a different basis, making aggregation (totals) misleading. A single measurement base approach would promote consistency within accounts, avoiding this mismatch, and allowing more meaningful aggregation.
Contact your WCB Representative if more detailed measurements are needed.Approximate shipping weight 65 lb. (29.5 kg.).Note: Waukesha Cherry-Burrell (WCB) curves are intended for use as an aid for preliminary selection of pumps by trained and qualified engineers. This provides a relevant, reliable and objective measure of an assets fair value when such observable market prices are available. Depending upon the particular circumstances of the machine, replacement cost, present value or even the sale value would provide information which is useful from a creditor perspective.