Bank reconciliation is a process of comparing company’s own financial record with bank record to maintain the accurate figure.
Bank reconciliation is very necessary as it helps to avoid any overdraft payments, duplicate charges etc. Double entry bookkeeping is one way to perform reconciliation. Bank reconciliation needs to be prepared for every month. Bank reconciliation is a way of finding errors in bank account and company’s ledger account.
Endowment fund is always held by a non-profit organization as invested capital in this fund need to use for only non-profit works. In endowment fund the principal amount must be retained and earnings from this fund only can use for operational works.
This fund integrated with non-profit organizations like collage, universities, NGO, hospitals, church etc.
It’s the period for which financial statements prepared of an entity. One accounting period consists of 12 months. This time period can be from January to December (calendar year) or April to March (Fiscal Year).
Accounting period varies according to type of business. For example, if a business set forth on February 12 then its first accounting period would be from February 12 to February 28/ 29.
Again, if a business shut down on March 25 then its final accounting period would be from March 1 to March 25. Accounting period pertain to only income and cash flow statements as balance sheet prepared on a specific date.
Dividend is the share of profits of a company / entity with shareholders. After paying to its creditors company can share some or whole profit with its shareholders. Company can also skip paying dividends if it needs funds for reinvestment or any other business work. Company also can decide the date and rate for dividend pay. Normally, dividend paid quarterly and monthly.
There are two types of account in accounting system, one is balance sheet account which carries remain balance to the next year and another one is profit & loss account which becomes zero at the end of each & every year.
Balance Sheet Account: Balance sheet account includes three ledger accounts i.e. asset, liability, capital/Equity.
Bill of supply is a type of invoice generated at the time of selling exempted goods or services exempted under GST by the seller. Businesses who registered under composition scheme can’t charge any tax sell by them, whereas a non-composite dealer also can’t charge any tax on exempted goods and services.
It’s the total cost of depreciation of an asset in a regular period of time till it exists. It shows the decreasing value of an asset over the period of time. Accumulated depreciation reflects in the balance sheet under accumulated account and this amount never ends at the end of a financial year, it carry forward to the next year.
We can calculate the depreciation amount in three different ways mentioned below:
Shareholder’s equity is an asset for shareholders. It total amount left after deducting total liabilities from total asset. It reflects the net worth of a company. Shareholders’ equity= Total Asset – Total liabilities
Annuity is an amount of fund invested by an individual or a financial institution in order to receive equal amount of money at equal time intervals. It can be defined as a fixed income source for an individual.
Input tax credit can be defined as the credit claimed by business owners on raw materials purchased for further production of output (service/product). Through this scheme, businesses will be able to reduce tax already paid on purchases.
Capital is the total financial asset of a business. It includes cash-in-hand, cash-at-bank, building, furniture, machinery, land etc. Capital is categorized into two different types i.e. working capital, fixed capital.
Working Capital: Those assets or capital used or available for day-to-day operations are called as working capital.
To calculate working capital: working capital = current assets – current liabilities
Fixed Capital: Capital or assets like furniture, machinery is termed as fixed capital. Fixed capital is the biggest advantage for a business as these can be used in bad times to pay debts.
In Journal all first transactions are recorded with specific date then these entries categorized into different accounts like sales, purchase etc. in a book called Ledger. In manual accounting all these entries need to be done manually but in accounting software respective ledger automatically created at the same time when we enter data in Journal.
Journal is of two types: single entry and double entry. In double entry each entry needs followed up with two accounts. This is another and detail form of journal entry.
Accounting is the backbone of every business. Its very necessary for start-ups’ to have a clear and detail knowledge on all accounting terms to manage business finances easily also to have a better talk with investors. In this series we have compiled a list of basic accounting terms and its details to provide our users a better and in-depth knowledge on accounting.
Accounting: Accounting is a way of keeping record of all financial transactions followed by summarization and analysis in the form of a book. Accounting also called as book keeping. It shows the financial health of a business which in turn will help the business owner to take better decisions for growth of the business.
Accounting provides detail information on available stock, budget, cash flow status, profit & loss status etc.
Recently companies are using cloud accounting softwares for easy and error free accounting. Also this is the best way to save time and money on accounting.