Healthcare Accounting Solutions

Fixed asset depreciation and lease accounting software for the healthcare industry in NZ

We take depreciation and leasing seriously

We undertake detailed modelling of fixed asset depreciation and lease calculation rules for both accounting and tax.

We monitor changes to IRD tax rulings and accounting standards like IFRS 16 so you don’t have to.

And, of course, we are ISO27001 certified.

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Deep coverage of depreciation and leasing concepts:

IFRS depreciation coverage:
  • Straight line, declining balance, units of use, immediate treatments
  • Revaluations and Impairments
  • Adjustments and Reassessments
  • Components and works in progress
  • Partial acquisitions and disposals
IFRS 16 leasing coverage:
  • Finance lease, operating lease and hire purchase agreements
  • Lease opening balances
  • Lease terminations
  • Lease refinancing and adjustments
  • Multiple assets per lease
Detailed IRD rules, including:
  • Straight line, declining balance and immediate treatments
  • Intangibles, Buildings and Non-Residential Buildings
  • Accurate disposals treatment
  • Equal or unequal months depreciation
  • Automated IRD depreciation rate lookups

Fixed assets for healthcare organisations

Fixed assets are essential in the healthcare sector as they form a very important part of providing patient care, operational effectiveness, and the long-term viability of healthcare facilities. These assets consist of various tangible properties, including medical equipment, buildings, and land, all of which are vital in delivering healthcare services. Healthcare institutions, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and specialised medical services, usually own a wide range of fixed assets that are vital for their daily operations. These assets play a key role in providing high-quality healthcare, upkeeping facilities, and facilitating administrative tasks. The fixed asset for healthcare organisations commonly found on their balance sheets include:

Medical equipment: Medical devices and machinery are crucial for diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. This category includes MRI machines, X-ray equipment, ultrasound machines, and surgical instruments.

Buildings and infrastructure: Hospitals and healthcare facilities need a range of buildings and infrastructure to support medical services, administrative functions, and patient needs. These assets encompass hospitals, clinics, medical offices, laboratories, parking facilities, and other support structures.

Land: Land holdings play a crucial role as fixed assets for healthcare organisations, serving as essential spaces for their current operations, future expansion plans, and strategic development initiatives.

IT and information systems: In the current digital healthcare environment, IT infrastructure and information systems are essential assets that cannot be overlooked. This encompasses hardware like servers, computers, and networking devices, along with software applications for electronic health records (EHR), billing, and administrative tasks.

Furniture and fittings: Healthcare institutions need furniture and equipment to establish practical and cozy settings for patients, employees, and guests. This classification encompasses products like beds, seating, workstations, storage units, and medical trolleys.

Vehicles: Certain healthcare institutions manage a collection of vehicles used for transporting patients, medical equipment, and staff. This collection may consist of ambulances, vans, and service vehicles.

Specialised facilities: Some healthcare institutions may offer dedicated facilities designed for particular medical needs, including rehabilitation centers, dialysis units, imaging centers, or long-term care facilities.

Security and safety equipment: Healthcare organisations prioritise the safety and protection of patients, staff, and valuable assets by making substantial investments in security systems, surveillance cameras, fire suppression systems, and emergency response equipment.

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Flexible, user-friendly presentation of complex functionality:

  • Accounting and tax calculations, side by side
  • Depreciation and leasing calculations, side by side
  • Depreciation and lease liability forecasting
  • ‘Dimensions’ support (eg Profit Centres, Locations, Departments – user defined)
  • Bulk operations (acquisitions, disposals, revaluations, reassessments and more)
  • Consolidated reporting
  • Granular journaling to facilitate bank reconciliations
  • Attachments and Custom Fields

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Depreciation in healthcare

Fixed asset depreciation accounting plays a vital role in healthcare industry organisations as it directly impacts financial reporting accuracy, operational decision-making, regulatory compliance, and strategic planning. The importance of depreciation of fixed asset for healthcare accounting for both tax compliance and alignment with international accounting standards cannot be overstated.

Accurate Financial Reporting: Depreciation accounting plays a crucial role in ensuring that healthcare organisations effectively capture the utilisation of fixed assets’ economic advantages throughout their useful lifespan. Through the systematic allocation of asset costs over time, depreciation enables organisations to present their financial position and performance with precision in financial statements, thereby offering stakeholders transparent and dependable information.

Operational Decision-Making: Depreciation costs have a significant impact on the computation of profitability measures and financial ratios, thereby influencing the decision-making process in healthcare organisations. Managers heavily depend on depreciation information to assess the cost-effectiveness of asset investments, evaluate operational efficiency, and make well-informed choices regarding asset maintenance, replacement, or upgrade strategies.

Regulatory Compliance: Healthcare industry entities are required to follow regulatory guidelines and accounting rules related to the depreciation of fixed assets. Adhering to standards like Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) guarantees uniformity, clarity, and comparability in financial disclosures, enhancing stakeholders’ faith and reliance on the entity’s financial records.

Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Depreciation in healthcare accounting plays a crucial role in the budgeting processes as it offers valuable insights into the long-term costs of assets and projections of cash flow. Healthcare organisations rely on depreciation data to efficiently allocate resources, strategise capital expenditures, and establish sustainable financial plans that align with their organisational objectives.

Asset Management and Maintenance: Depreciation accounting plays a crucial role in asset management by emphasising the decrease in value of fixed assets as time passes. It encourages healthcare organisations to evaluate asset performance, focus on maintenance tasks, and promptly decide on asset repairs, replacements, or disposal in order to enhance asset utilisation and reduce operational interruptions.

Strategic Planning and Risk Management: Depreciation analysis plays a crucial role in guiding strategic planning efforts and risk management tactics in healthcare institutions. By comprehending the depreciation patterns of fixed assets, organisations can forecast upcoming capital needs, reduce financial risks linked to asset obsolescence or technological progress, and make investment choices that align with their long-term objectives.

Priced to meet the market:

  • Free to use for up to 10 assets
  • Unlimited users / seats
  • Low, monthly subscriptions for businesses with small asset numbers and/or limited feature requirements
  • Volume-based annual pricing (POA) for corporates with large numbers of assets and entities
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Accounting software for healthcare organisations

Utilising cloud software over traditional spreadsheets or outdated Windows-based desktop software offers numerous advantages particularly concerning accounting, fixed asset depreciation in healthcare, and balance sheet reconciliation.

Cloud accounting software for healthcare organisations like AssetAccountant facilitates instant access to financial data from any location with an internet connection, promoting collaboration among geographically dispersed teams within healthcare organisations. This level of accessibility empowers stakeholders, such as accounting personnel, managers, and auditors, to simultaneously view and modify their fixed asset depreciation and lease accounting information, thereby enhancing communication and optimising efficiency in fixed asset management and reconciliation procedures.

AssetAccountant offers robust data validation and integrity checks, minimising the risk of errors commonly associated with manual data entry in spreadsheets or desktop software. By centralising financial data in a secure cloud environment, healthcare organisations can maintain data consistency, accuracy, and reliability, reducing the likelihood of discrepancies in fixed asset records.

Automation is achieved with AssetAccountant healthcare accounting software for standard duties, like depreciation and lease accounting calculations for making regular journal entries. By automating workflows, processes are streamlined, manual work is minimised, and financial reports are generated faster with the long list of available standard and customisable reports available in the interface. This allows accounting teams to concentrate on strategic analysis and decision-making instead of repetitive administrative tasks.

AssetAccountant’s accounting software for healthcare provides organisations with the ability to scale and adapt to their changing needs. Whether it’s expanding operations, integrating new facilities, or complying with regulatory changes, our cloud-based solution offers the flexibility to easily adjust transaction volumes, asset portfolios, and organisational structures. This ensures agility and adaptability in effectively managing fixed assets and financial data.

AssetAccountant is certified to the comprehensive ISO27001 data security standard, ensuring data security and protection. Annual audits are conducted by DNV Global and we are proud to share with you our ISMS data security schedule which covers all of the controls mandated by the standard.

AssetAccountant’s fixed asset depreciation software eliminates the necessity of having on-premises infrastructure, software licenses, and maintenance expenses that are typically linked with conventional desktop software solutions. Healthcare establishments can take advantage of a pricing model based on subscriptions, which offers predictable costs and reduces IT overhead. This, in turn, allows for the allocation of financial resources and personnel towards strategic initiatives and value-added activities.

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