International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research
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Title:
HUMAN ASSET ACCOUNTING IN A COMPANY ENVIRONMENT

Authors:
VISEMIH WILLIAM MUFFEE

Abstract:
The Human Resources of any company are very important, especially at the management level. They are the most productive assets of every company. They help in the proper control of other assets in order to achieve corporate objectives. Their activities must be carefully captured, recorded and quantified for balance sheet purposes. They are paid salaries, because of the income that their activities generate for the company. The Human Resources of a company may be accounted for using the present value of the future salaries estimated to be paid to the management staff. The total amounts calculated to retirement should be indicated in the balance sheet. The value should be amortised like the cost of other fixed assets are depreciated. Most companies find it easier to quantify land and buildings, plant and machinery, fixtures and fittings and motor vehicles. They are fixed assets, which often appear in the company's balance sheet. Human assets are also fixed assets. They do not only generate income for the company, they are also charged with the responsibility for monitoring and keeping other assets. Human assets are the main determinant of success in every company and hence the main assets of any company. It is always a misrepresentation on the part of the company not to include human assets in its balance sheet. It is understood that the costs of human assets cannot be easily quantified and that is why companies hesitate to include it in their balance sheets. The main purpose of this article is to provide a means by which human assets can be carefully quantified for balance sheet purposes. An important asset of the company, such as human assets should not for any reason be excluded from the company's balance sheet.

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