Supply Chain Finance and its Accounting Treatment

Report

Authors:
Bauke Feenstra
Anne Rikst Engbers
Michiel Steeman
Publication year:
2017

In the modern Supply Chain Finance landscape, Reverse Factoring is one of the most consolidated business model for working capital financing. However, accounting treatment of Reverse Factoring might affect the balance sheet of large corporate, with disruptive consequences for the programme as a whole.

 

From an accountancy point of view, the issue is whether trade payables should be reclassified as short-term debt within a Reverse Factoring program. International accounting framework do not provide clear guidelines on this matter. Therefore, this volume aims at identify and highlight the factors that are likely to affect reclassification of trade payables within Reverse Factoring, in order to support corporates and service providers towards taking more aware decisions on these matters.

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