General Accounting Tips

  • Providing a Downloadable Example of Corporate Capitalization Policy for Fixed Assets

    Small-business organizations are now required to create their capitalization policies as part of their compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act 404 conditions. Find a link to a free example of a corporate capitalization policy for fixed assets; it can...
    By ciel s cantoria June 1, 2011 

  • The Use of EBITDA Multiples in Valuing Companies

    The earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization can be extracted from the publicly available information in a company's financial statements. The value of a target company can be estimated by an investor using an EBITDA multiple...
    By Peter Hann June 1, 2011 

  • Tips on Extraordinary Items and the Correct Journal Entries

    Extraordinary items require certain rules to be followed in financial accounting. It is first necessary to understand the reason why extraordinary items may be needed in various accounts. Here, we'll take look at how to perform this accounting function...
    By Peter Hann June 1, 2011 


  • Managerial Accounting Ratios

    Managers are usually guided by some management tools in running their business. This article will present simple managerial accounting ratios that managers can use in their decision making.
    By madel57 June 1, 2011 

  • Components of Contributed Capital: Business Owner's Actual Contribution

    In a corporation, the components of contributed capital include the legal capital and other related collections to the stock issued, like the share premium. What about in a sole proprietorship or partnership? Read on for examples of all these cases...
    By madel57 June 1, 2011 

  • An Example of a Basic Balance Sheet

    What is a balance sheet and what is it used for? Is a balance sheet necessary for all businesses? What is included in a balance sheet? Jean Scheid, a business owner, offers a basic balance sheet example with a free template.
    By Jean Scheid June 1, 2011 


  • How are GAAP Rules Determined?

    The authorities of the Securities and Exchange Commission maintain, that they rely on the private sector to provide bases for GAAP rules imposed on public companies. Perhaps this statement has aroused curiosities, as to how are GAAP rules determined....
    By ciel s cantoria May 31, 2011 

  • Performing a Gross Margin Calculation: Examples and Explanations

    Explaining gross margin calculation is best presented by way of example. Appreciation for this profit analysis tool can be attained by knowing how to use it for projecting business goals. Learn how gross margin percentage is used as an index for interim...
    By ciel s cantoria May 31, 2011 

  • Two Ways to Analyze Business Financials: Comparative and Common-Size

    Comparative and common-size financial statements work together to present a more complete analysis of a company’s performance. But, how do they differ and what types of information can you learn from each one?
    By ciel s cantoria May 30, 2011 

  • Business Payables: Explaining Notes and Accounts

    Although both accounts payable and notes payable are part of current liabilities, they have their own characteristics you'll need to know. Read on to see the differences between them along with the explanation of their concepts.
    By Harry Sylvester May 30, 2011 
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