By W. C. F. Hartley (Auth.)

ISBN-10: 0080240623

ISBN-13: 9780080240626

Now in its 5th version, this booklet dispels a lot of the mystique surrounding accounting and finance for the non-financial supervisor. it is going to permit the reader to speak extra successfully with monetary advisers and aid to reinforce the standard of the monetary judgements that managers need to make. It contains such subject matters as accounting for inflation, the importance of money administration and keep an eye on and the advance of accounting criteria, a lot of that have no longer been handled in any unmarried, fresh, aggressive work.

This totally revised and up to date model accommodates new fabric on operating capital and administration, accounting laws and conventional surroundings, and at the "newer" accounting recommendations that experience lately been developed.

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2. Current assets which are held for conversion into cash at an early date in the normal course of business. Examples are: stock and work in progress, debtors, bank, cash. Sometimes these are called circulating assets because the items are continually changing their form in the normal course of business: thus stock is sold and becomes a debtor, the debtor pays and becomes cash, cash is used to buy more stock and so on, forever circulating. The liabilities (left-hand side) fall into three main groups: 1.

C H A P T E R 5 The Limited Company THE form of organization considered in earlier chapters has been that of sole trader—one man managing his own buisness, using capital provided from his own savings or on trust from close friends or relations. His personal capital and livelihood are, legally, indistinguishable from those of his business—although clearly there should be an accounting distinction! Businesses grow and require more capital to finance this growth: friends are no longer willing or able to put up large amounts of capital on trust and, to safeguard his interests, he who does provide capital may look for a share in the management.

There are other more sophisticated methods of depreciation in use, but those outlined in this section are the ones commonly employed in practice. ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS AND ACCOUNTING STANDARDS 35 Valuation of Current Assets The two accounting concepts of going concern and prudence help to determine the basis of valuation of current assets. Unlike fixed assets, it will be remembered that current assets are held for conversion into cash at an early date, and therefore, for balance sheet purposes, a basis of valuation is used which is quite different from that outlined above for fixed assets.

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