Telecommunications

Lease accounting and lease management designed for the telecommunications industry

Managing your telecommunications lease portfolio

In our experience, telecommunications lease portfolios are large and complex, consisting of leases, licences, easements, and resource consents across a range of assets, properties and sites.

Lease agreements for assets like cell towers, fibre optic cables, satellite transponders, electrical junctions, and signal amplifiers can be particularly complex.

It’s imperative you manage your portfolios as closely as possible so you can make informed business decisions. With agreements stored in all manner of places, each with different termination dates, renewal options and rates, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to produce accurate, useful, consolidated reports on your fleet, property and asset portfolios.

Changes to lease accounting – IFRS 16

If lease management wasn’t challenging enough, the telecommunications sector is faced with the adoption of IFRS 16, the new lease accounting standard – effective 1 January 2019, which could make leases the most material item on your balance sheet.

The new requirements will directly impact the financial performance and value of your company so it’s essential you get it right. We expect you to see an increase in recognised assets and liabilities, more leases recognised in earlier periods of a lease and less in later periods, a shift in lease expense classification and amortisation, and an increase in net debt/EBITA ratios.

Given the complexity involved, we recommend you invest in a lease management and lease accounting platform that is IFRS 16 compliant.

Nomos One can help

Nomos One is the complete, cloud-based, lease management and lease accounting software solution for the management of leases, sub-leases, licences, sub-licenses, easements, grants, resource consents and general contracts.

With our software, you’ll benefit from automated calculations, a clear simple dashboard, event reminders, intuitive workflow, custom reports and fields, and the ability to automatically generate legal documents.

Our robustly tested IFRS 16 module automatically calculates right-of-use assets and lease liability and generates journals, depreciation and interest schedules, giving you complete confidence in your IFRS 16 compliance.

“Pre-Nomos One our documentation was spread across several business units and external consultants. The idea of consolidating it into a centralised system was overwhelming. The Nomos One team worked tirelessly to ensure a seamless transition and delivered over and above what was expected.”

Kelly Bunyan
Senior Legal Counsel (Property)
Spark New Zealand, Spark

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