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Accounting for Business


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*Chapter 1: An Introduction to the study of accounting *1.1 The nature of accounting *1.2 Functions of accounting *1.3 Accounting principles, standards and concepts *1.4 The accounting environment * Review exercises * Appendix: APES 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (Extract) *Chapter 2: The accounting equation *2.1 Accounting information *2.2 Definitions *2.3 Accounting equation *2.4 Financial position *2.5 Ledger accounts *2.6 Trial balance *2.7 Balance sheet *2.8 Determining profit or loss *2.9 General journal *2.10 Interim financial statements * Appendix: Chart of accounts * Business Scenario 1: Assets, liabilities, owner's equity, revenues and expenses *Chapter 3: The accounting system and the GST *3.1 Introduction *3.2 The transaction processing system *3.3 The accounting system *3.4 The management information system *3.5 Relationship of the accounting and management information systems *3.6 Design of an accounting system *3.7 Designing a filing system *3.8 Internal control *3.9 Electronic business *3.10 Implementing the design of an accounting system *3.11 Accounting policy and procedures manual *3.12 Goods and services tax (GST) *3.13 Accounting for service entities *Chapter 4: Recording cash transactions *4.1 Introduction *4.2 Three-journal system for a cash business *4.3 Cash receipts journal *4.4 Cash payments journal *Chapter 5: Control over cash *5.1 Importance of cash control *5.2 Policy and procedures that incorporate internal controls over cash *5.3 Bank reconciliation *5.4 Petty cash payments *Chapter 6: Recording other transactions-the general journal *6.1 Introduction *6.2 Preparing the general journal *6.3 Posting to the ledger from the general journal *6.4 Preparation of interim financial reports *6.5 Overview of the accounting process-service business * Business Scenario 2: Accounting for a service business *Chapter 7: Recording credit transactions *7.1 Credit transactions *7.2 Sales journal *7.3 Sales returns and allowances journal *7.4 Purchases journal *7.5 Purchases returns and allowances journal *7.6 Columnar credit journals *7.7 Comprehensive example-trading business *Chapter 8: Control of credit transactions *8.1 Policy and procedures that incorporate internal controls over accounts receivable and accounts payable *8.2 Control accounts and subsidiary ledgers *8.3 Other adjustments affecting accounts receivable and accounts payable *8.4 Illustrative example-trading business *Chapter 9: End-of-period adjustments *9.1 Accounting period convention *9.2 Balance day adjustments *9.3 Closing the ledger-profit-determining accounts: service industries *9.4 Closing the ledger-profit-determining accounts: trading industries *9.5 Reversing entries *9.6 Bad and doubtful debts *9.7 Bills of exchange *9.8 GST clearing entry *9.9 Overview of the accounting process *Chapter 10: Preparation of end-of-period reports *10.1 Introduction-end-of-period reports *10.2 Income statement and balance sheet for a service business *10.3 Review of end-of-period procedures *10.4 Classification of revenue and expenses *10.5 Presentation and classification of the income statement *10.6 Presentation and classification of the balance sheet *10.7 The worksheet *Chapter 11: The complete accounting process *11.1 Introduction *11.2 Comprehensive example * Business Scenario 3: The complete accounting process *Chapter 12: Recording and control of property, plant and equipment *12.1 Property, plant and equipment *12.2 Policy and procedures that incorporate internal controls over property, plant and equipment *12.3 Depreciation *12.4 Disposal of property, plant and equipment *12.5 Property, plant and equipment register *12.6 Tax depreciation for small business entities *Chapter 13: Recording and control of payroll *13.1 Introduction *13.2 Determining rate of pay and conditions *13.3 Taxation legislation *13.4 Payroll preparation *13.5 Accounting for payroll *13.6 Role of computer technology *Chapter 14: Recording and control on inventories *14.1 Inventories *14.2 Policy and procedures that incorporate internal controls over inventories *14.3 Stocktaking (physical stocktake or inventory) *14.4 Measurement of inventories *14.5 Effect of GST on accounting for inventories *14.6 Systems used to account for inventories: *14.7 Accounting records and procedures under the perpetual inventory system *14.8 Comparison between periodic and perpetual inventory systems *14.9 Errors in stocktaking *14.10 Retail businesses *14.11 Role of computer technology * Glossary * Index

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