Add together all liabilities from separate entities according to type (i.e. The consolidated balance sheet should show all liabilities adopted from purchased or pooled companies as well as the parent company's liabilities.
Consolidated financial statements are the combined financial statements of a parent company and its subsidiaries.
Despite there is no direct investment A ltd will include in its consolidation.
After analysis of profit and dividing into pre-acquisition and post-acquisition the same will be apportioned between parent company and subsidiary company, the pre-acquisition reserve and surplus will be treated as capital profit and the same will be deducted from cost of investment in purchasing company, post-acquisition reserves and surplus will be merged in parent company reserves and surplus.
So, for example, if the subsidiary owed the parent money, there would be an elimination (reduction) of that amount in both A/R (from the parent's books) and A/P (from the subsidiary's books.
The consolidated balance sheet represents a parent company and the subsidiaries it controls.
For example, the amounts reported on a balance sheet dated December 31, 2016 reflect that instant when all the transactions through December 31 have been recorded.
Because the balance sheet informs the reader of a company's financial position as of one moment in time, it allows someone—like a creditor—to see what a company owns as well as what it owes to other parties as of the date indicated in the heading.
The accounting balance sheet is one of the major financial statements used by accountants and business owners.
(The other major financial statements are the income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of stockholders' equity) The balance sheet is also referred to as the statement of financial position.
You only consolidate the Balance Sheet if the subsidiaries are wholly-owned (100%).