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Inventory and expenses

19/04/2012 | Author: instantarticles | Posted in Bookkeeping

Inventory is usually the largest current asset of a business that sells products. If the inventory account is greater at the end of the period than at the start of the reporting period, the amount the business actually paid in cash for that inventory is more than what the business recorded as its cost of …

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Balance sheet

19/04/2012 | Author: instantarticles | Posted in Bookkeeping

A balance sheet is a quick picture of the financial condition of a business at a specific period in time. The activities of a business fall into two separate groups that are reported by an accountant. They are profit-making activities, which includes sales and expenses. This can also be referred to as operating activities. There …

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Assets and Liabilities

19/04/2012 | Author: instantarticles | Posted in Bookkeeping

Making a profit in a business is derived from several different areas. It can get a little complicated because just as in our personal lives, business is run on credit as well. Many businesses sell their products to their customers on credit. Accountants use an asset account called accounts receivable to record the total amount …

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Depreciation reporting

19/04/2012 | Author: articlemaster | Posted in Bookkeeping

In an accountant’s reporting systems, depreciation of a business’s fixed assets such as its buildings, equipment, computers, etc. is not recorded as a cash outlay. When an accountant measures profit on the accrual basis of accounting, he or she counts depreciation as an expense. Buildings, machinery, tools, vehicles and furniture all have a limited useful …

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Building Cash Reserves

19/04/2012 | Author: instantarticles | Posted in Bookkeeping

Building a financial cushion for your business is never easy. Experts say that businesses should have anywhere from six to nine months worth of income safely stored away in the bank. If you’re a business grossing $250,000 per month, the mere thought of saving over $1.5 million dollars in a savings account will either have …

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