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September 25, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
What is a Trial Balance?

What is a Trial Balance?

Definition By definition, a Trial Balance is not a formal financial statement. It is merely the ledger accounts listed along with their respective closing debit or credit (normal) balances on a certain date. Other financial statements are usually prepared after this..

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September 02, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Manufacturing Overhead Costs

Manufacturing Overhead Costs

Any business activity involves costs. Money is spent on diverse processes and purchases: equipment maintenance, raw materials, packaging, transportation, etc. Three are also costs associated with management processes, where wages and salaries are a big percentage of these spendings. Such a..

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September 02, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Gross vs. Net Income

Gross vs. Net Income

Sometimes, people, including business owners, get gross and net income confused. Thus, being able to tell the difference allows one to properly evaluate accounting reports, make financial plans, know what to provide when asked for one or the other, and much..

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September 02, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
A Simple Explanation of Straight Line Depreciation

A Simple Explanation of Straight Line Depreciation

Definition and Formula The method of accounting for the allocation of costs of any physical or tangible asset during its useful life is known as depreciation. These costs arise due to: Use Wear and tear The passing of time Obsolescence. The..

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September 02, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Internal Controls in Accounting

Internal Controls in Accounting

What are Internal Controls? Let’s first look at the definition of internal controls in accounting. Internal control is a management process involving the people of the organization (the responsibility lies with management and the board of directors). Every company has and..

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September 02, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Accounting in Banks Simplified

Accounting in Banks Simplified

Most people are confused by bank accounting. We know how a company accounting works because a lot of us have more or less experience with it. Bank accounting is different. At the same time, we are sure you will find that..

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September 02, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Small Business Guide for Invoice Payment Terms

Small Business Guide for Invoice Payment Terms

Invoice Basics A business is setting up its expectations ahead with invoice payment terms. To do this you need to make sure that you cover exactly how and when you expect to be paid. So what do you do? You need..

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September 02, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Working Capital Ratio: Definition and Example

Working Capital Ratio: Definition and Example

Sometimes, it is not enough to say a business is in “good health” or “bad health”. Thus, the management and investors often turn to financial ratios to put a number on this health, properly evaluate it and make the right decisions...

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September 02, 2020

Charles Lutwidge
Better Bookkeepers Accounting Review

Better Bookkeepers Accounting Review

Good bookkeeping makes a great business. It is one of the most essential roles that must be taken care of if you want to stay in business. Yet, doing bookkeeping is likely not why you started your business. Then why should..

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