SFAS 5 and Accounting for a Public Liability Insurance Policy

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This 4 page paper looks at the way a public liability insurance policy should be accounted for under SFAS 5; whether the premiums are an expense, or whether the premiums, less the amount retained by the insurer, should be classified as a deposit and expensed as claims occur. Using a case study supplied by the student the theory is applied to a practical scenario. The bibliography cites 3 sources.