Consolidation Accounts

Consolidation accounting involves the process of grouping the financial records of several subsidiary companies into the combined financial results of the parent company. This method is used especially when a parent company owns the majority of voting shares of a subsidiary company or otherwise has contractual control of the subsidiary. The parent company prepares consolidated financial records by adjusting entries and eliminating intercompany transactions. In short, consolidation accounting is a process of combining assets, equity, liabilities and operating accounts of a parent firm and its subsidiaries into one financial statement.