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Journals: Complete 7 Day Books with 4 types of transactions


Posting to Journals is step 2 of the Accounting Cycle. After sorting out your Source Documents into cash and credit transactions, it is time to record the amounts in the 7 Journals, also called Day Books and Books of Original Entry. Students of accounting and business owners who record daily …

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Ledger accounts: Simple breakdown of Types, Format, Double Entry, Balance


Ledgers is the third step in the Accounting Cycle. After you sort out Source Documents and record the amounts into the 7 Journals, the figures then go to the ledger accounts. Each account records details of every activity that happens in a business. From the day the owner invests money …

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Liabilities: Owed long and short term items with a credit balance

Liabilities are the items owed by the business. They are non-current also known as long-term or they are current also known as short-term. Non-current or long-term liabilities are items that are paid off in more than one year. They are used to pay for fixed assets that are kept in …

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Cash Book: How to record cash, bank and discounts

Cash Book

“Cash is King” is a common saying in business. While satisfying your passion and filling the needs of consumers are also rewarding, the handling of cash and cash equivalents is the main concern of any business owner. This is why the Cash Book is dedicated to recording all transactions that …

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Accounting Cycle: Complete basic accounting in 8 steps

Accounting Cycle

The Accounting Cycle is a topic that varies according to the level of accounting that you are studying or doing for a business. If you research Accounting Cycle, you would be bombarded with versions that might make your head spin. This article focusses on basic accounting for small business owners …

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