Accounting for Capital Assets

By Tim Duhamel, Stephanie Porter

Quality accounting for capital assets is critical for municipalities to meet asset management planning requirements.  Learn methods of accounting for projects in progress, amortization, and contributed assets.

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Course Content

  1. Capital assets in the context of municipal service – learn how they serve the community and are linked to every-day service
  2. Basics of asset management – essential for the finance officer
  3. Tangible capital assets overview – definitions and accounting will be covered
  4. Understanding work in progress accounting – a full understanding of the accounting and tracking process for capital assets is essential for accountability and project planning
  5. Implications of policy choices
  6. Accounting for contributed assets – including valuation and timing of recognition of contributed assets

Course Info


Price:$175.00

PD Credits: 1.5

Category: Reporting

Updated: Jul 8, 2020

Duration: 1:38:01


Course Synopsis

Accounting for Capital Assets

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of

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Stephanie Porter is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and

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Course Description

Capital assets are a conduit to municipal services.  Learn how they serve the community and are linked to every-day service.  Learn the basics of asset management, and how the asset management cycle and the financial role are critical to the health of infrastructure that supports our communities.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how capital assets serve the community and are linked to every-day service

  • Explain the value of capital assets in a meaningful way to elected officials and residents

  • Learn the basics of asset management

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Who Should Attend?

A unique professional development experience that has benefit for all municipal staff, including small, medium and large municipalities!

All municipal financial officers will benefit from having a fundamental understanding of financial reporting processes and core knowledge.

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