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This week we continue our fixed asset toolkit series focusing on held-for-sale classification.
In our Toolkit podcast series, we are taking a deep dive into one accounting topic each month that goes beyond the basics and into areas that require judgment. This month, we are covering fixed assets – from acquisitions and capitalization to disposals.
In this episode, Heather Horn was joined by Reto Micheluzzi from PwC’s National Office to discuss asset disposals by sale and key judgments in assessing the held-for-sale criteria.
In this episode, you will hear:
  • 1:09 - An overview of the six criteria that need to be met for held-for-sale classification
  • 4:24 - Key judgments involved in assessing the criteria and potential exceptions to the rule
  • 12:28 - Measurement complexities including the order of impairment testing
  • 16:49 - Triggers that cause an asset to no longer be considered as held for sale
  • 19:49 - Final reminder when classifying assets as held for sale
Want to learn more? Read our chapter on assets held for sale in our PP&E and other assets guide.
About our guest
Reto Micheluzzi is a partner in PwC’s National Office with over 25 years of experience solving companies’ most complex accounting and financial reporting issues, creating a path through the dense regulatory framework and bodies of rules. He has a deep understanding of the demands associated with today’s accounting complexities and potential SEC reporting issues, primarily related to M&A, consolidation, reorganizations, and income taxes.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Transcripts available upon request for individuals who may need a disability-related accommodation. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.
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