Principles of Accounting 1
American InterContinental University
January 9, 2013
I’m writing this letter in the hopes that I can help you better understand accounting, and use your new software more efficiently, and accurately. I know accounting can seem frustrating, tiresome, and difficult to learn or comprehend. I will explain things so that you will be able to understand them.
Dad you need to understand what accounting is, Accounting is the process of keeping track of financial transactions, and analyzing and processing financial information to make business decisions and communicate the financial position of a company (Board) .You also need to know the accounting equation it is Assets=Liabilities + Owner’s Equity.
Assets: Are the resources owned by a business like their cash or land. Liabilities: Are the rights of the creditors are the business’s debts. Owner’s Equity: Are the rights of the owners.
The income statement is a statement that shows a company’s net income or loss over a specific accounting period after all revenues and expenses are accounted for. The balance Sheet is a list of all the assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity accounts and balances as of a specified date. There are rules to follow with debits and credits regarding the income statement and balance sheet increases in assets are recorded on the left side called a debit, while credits decreases in assets are recorded on the right, but that also changes with whatever transaction is being made. Based on the accounting equation: A=L+E Debit Credit
Assets Increase Decrease Liabilities Decrease Increase Equity Decrease Increase Income Decrease Increase Expense Increase Decrease
The assumptions are Economic entity,...
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