Consolidating accounts group
A consolidation account is the main account in the parent legal entity that is used for ledger consolidation.This legal entity is also known as the consolidated legal entity.There are however some situations where a corporate structure change may call for a changing of consolidated financials such as a spinoff or acquisition.As mentioned, private companies have very few requirements for financial statement reporting but public companies must report financials in line with the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).Companies who choose to create consolidated financial statements with subsidiaries require a significant investment in financial accounting infrastructure due to the accounting integrations needed to prepare final consolidated financial reports.
For more information about how to consolidate transactions by using Management Reporter, see Financial consolidations and currency translation.
If you use additional consolidation accounts, you must create a consolidation account group and additional consolidation accounts before you start the consolidation process.
Some organizations have legal entities in multiple countries/regions.
Generally, 50% or more ownership in another company usually defines it as a subsidiary and gives the parent company the opportunity to include the subsidiary in a consolidated financial statement.
In some cases less than 50% ownership may be allowed if the parent company shows that the subsidiary’s management is heavily aligned with the decision making processes of the parent company.