Challenges of Goodwill Accounting: Including Chinese Goodwill Accounting

Wang, Yilin (2008) Challenges of Goodwill Accounting: Including Chinese Goodwill Accounting. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Nowadays, with the fast development of economy goodwill has become an important intangible asset in the accounting. Goodwill has significant effects on both survival and development of the enterprise. Studying on goodwill accounting can help users with using accounting information, especially users of the outside of the enterprise to understand the real value of an enterprise. This can help an enterprise to use resources adequately and can increase the competitive capability of an enterprise on international market.

However, until now, some problems concerning about goodwill have not obtained a common understanding in the accounting field, such as the definition of goodwill, recognition self-generated goodwill and also some treatment method of purchased goodwill in the accounting. Therefore, in China, the Finance Ministry issued new Enterprise Accounting Standard in February of 2006. The stipulations for goodwill in the new accounting standard take great changes. Setting up the new regulation is for the China can able adapt the trend of internationalization development of modern enterprises and constant increasing of international merge and acquisition.

This article will discuss from the definition and factors of construction of goodwill and the synergy between integrant factors. And then find out some problems with the current accounting standard related with the goodwill, for example, not recognized the self-generated goodwill. This dissertation will consider the self-generated goodwill should be recognized. And then, focus on analysis the treatment method of goodwill, especially on Impairment test. By comparison and study on Chinese and international accounting standards, it will find effects of rules related to goodwill accounting on Chinese business operation achievements. And give some suggestion based on the frame structure, specify a whole set of goodwill accounting theory system that is suitable for economy development and can be carried out effectively in specific practices.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Accounting Goodwill Chinese
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 17:15

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