Consolidated municipal financial statements under control
Success story Kaiserslautern City Council
Preparing consolidated financial statements presents a major challenge to many municipalities and cities. Kaiserslautern City Council masters this task with the help of LucaNet’s consolidation software for municipalities and cities.
LucaNet’s special strength lies in the ability to transparently map the extensive data of the organization units involved by means of wizards. This allows us to achieve traceable consolidation within a very short time.
How Kaiserslautern City Council uses LucaNet software:
- Consolidated municipal financial statements
- Elimination of intra-municipality debt
- Reporting/consolidated statement of accounts
A real asset to Kaiserslautern
In practice, LucaNet ultimately proved to be a real asset to Kaiserslautern City Council. “In particular, the wizard-based elimination of intra-municipality debt has made our work considerably easier when preparing the consolidated opening balance sheet,” says Petrick. “We were even able to clearly and traceably map our equity elimination and valuation according to the equity method. It is also helpful to be able to add your own comments and files as evidence using this solution. In this way, the auditing body can also access extensive data material directly from the system.”
LucaNet also improved the council’s reporting, consisting of the notes to the consolidated financial statements and the consolidated statement of accounts. Petrick emphasizes that: “For us, it’s definitely a massive weight off our shoulders to be able to create individual reports using the available formulas and thereby reduce work steps in the long term because binding templates can be created for the fixed asset schedule at the press of a button, for example.”