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Gains and Losses

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

It would probably be ideal if business and life were as simple as producing goods, selling them and recording the profits. But there are often circumstances that disrupt the cycle, and it’s part of the accountants job to report these as well. Changes in the business climate, or cost of goods or any number of …

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What is earnings per share

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

Publicly owned companies must report earnings per share (EPS) below the net income line in their income statements. This is mandated by generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP). The EPS gives investors a means of determining the amount the business earned on its stock share investments. In other words, EPS tells investors how much net income …

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Parts of an Income Statement, Part 2

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

Of course profit and cost of goods sold expense are the two most critical components of an income statement, or at least they’re what people will look at first. But an income statement is truly the sum of its parts, and they all need to be considered carefully, consistently and accurately. In reporting depreciation expense, …

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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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Personal Accounting

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

If you have a checking account, of course you balance it periodically to account for any differences between what’s in your statement and what you wrote down for checks and deposits. Many people do it once a month when their statement is mailed to them, but with the advent of online banking, you can do …

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