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Insurance and Financial Reporting Valuation

Declare the right asset values with an Insurance and Financial Reporting Valuation

Insurance Valuations

Marsh Valuations allows you to declare assets with confidence and ensure you’re covered in the event of a loss. We ensure the correct values are attributed to each asset and minimise the risk of over or under insurance. The benefits of a Marsh Insurance Valuation can include: 

  • Experience faster claims settlement 
  • Protect ownership interests of your physical assets 
  • Remove exposure through having your insurable values determined by professional insurance valuation experts 
  • Ability to reach all locations nationally 

Financial Reporting Valuations

Depending on how the accounting is handled for your organisation’s property, plant and equipment assets, a valuation may be required to state your organisation’s investment in its property, plant and equipment assets and the changes in such investment, within your organisation’s Financial Reports. The principal issues in accounting for property, plant and equipment are the recognition of the assets, the determination of their carrying amounts and the depreciation charges and impairment losses to be recognised in relation to them. 

The benefits of a Marsh Financial Reporting Valuation include: 

  • The valuation of all tangible asset classes including land, building, infrastructure, plant, equipment, IT, contents and fine art 
  • Compliance with relevant accounting standards such as AASB 116 and AASB 13 
  • Valuation reports that meet the rigour of internal and external audit • Commentary regarding any variances and potential material changes Combining your insurance and financial reporting valuation needs will result in a significant cost saving Common mistakes that businesses make when declaring their insurance values:
  • Declaring their assets’ Book Value 
  • Declaring the value of what they would prefer to replace the asset with, rather than the existing asset 
  • Using last year's declared values or simply increasing values by a percentage 
  • Declaring their assets’ Market Value 
  • Asking the bank, builder, architect or real estate agent to value their assets 
  • Relying on advice from an in-house accountant or engineer 
  • Focusing on only one asset class i.e. declared values of buildings but not contents and equipment 

What's involved?

  • Initial project research and preparation (research, information gathering, preparation, understanding of your organisation’s operations and locations, project timeline etc.) 
  • Physical inspection – a specialist Property or Plant & Equipment insurance valuer undertakes an inspection of your assets 
  • Research analysis and reporting 
  • Delivery and findings 

Who should participate?

  • Finance Managers 
  • Insurance and/or Risk Managers 
  • Those responsible for declaring the values as part of your organisation’s insurance renewal

How it is delivered

An onsite inspection followed by detailed report suitable for assisting with declaring your organisation’s asset values for insurance or meeting your organisation’s requirements as per the accounting standards.


Why Marsh Valuation services?

Marsh Valuation Services undertakes the valuation of over 10,000 assets annually for many of Australia's leading entities across sectors such as residential, commercial, energy and power, aged care and health, education, religious, infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, property trusts, oil and gas and all levels of government. Our team comprises specialists in both property and plant and equipment valuations and can undertake the valuation of all tangible asset types.


“Marsh Valuation Services were knowledgeable regarding both the valuation and engineering aspects of the project. They were consultative throughout and always on hand to assist in make the process run smoothly.” - Marsh Valuations client

Marsh Pty Ltd (ABN 86 004 651 512, AFSL 238983) (“Marsh”) arrange this insurance and is not the insurer. The Discretionary Trust Arrangement is issued by the Trustee, JLT Group Services Pty Ltd (ABN 26 004 485 214, AFSL 417964) (“JGS”). JGS is part of the Marsh group of companies. Any advice in relation to the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is provided by JLT Risk Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 69 009 098 864, AFSL 226827) which is a related entity of Marsh. The cover provided by the Discretionary Trust Arrangement is subject to the Trustee’s discretion and/or the relevant policy terms, conditions and exclusions. This website contains general information, does not take into account your individual objectives, financial situation or needs and may not suit your personal circumstances. For full details of the terms, conditions and limitations of the covers and before making any decision about whether to acquire a product, refer to the specific policy wordings and/or Product Disclosure Statements available from JLT Risk Solutions on request. Full information can be found in the JLT Risk Solutions Financial Services Guide.”