Rules and tools

United States, 1985

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Episode number 2 of Series “Principles of accounting”.
This program focuses on the basic “rules” of accounting - Debits/ Credits and the basic “tools” of accounting - Journals/Ledgers. It is explained and demonstrated by using the basic accounting equation “assets = liabilities + owner’s equity” how to determine which accounts are involved and then to analyse and record transactions using the Debit/ Credit (or double entry) rule. Journals and Ledgers are the tools for recording transactions, with Journals showing a chronological listing and Ledgers maintaining a running total of transactions in each account. Using the rules and tools of accounting it is shown how to finally produce a Balance Sheet.

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Timothy Swartz


Frank Wilson

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Pennsylvania State University




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Principles of accounting

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