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Cambrige Notes: Public Limited Companies

By |2018-07-25T09:57:34+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Business Organisations: Public Limited Companies

Formation

  • Membership is open to the public.
  • Membership is by invitation through a prospectus.
  • Formed by at least two shareholders and there is no upper limit.
  • Governed by the Companies Act.
  • The founding members have to draw up a prospectus, articles and memorandum of association and a statutory declaration and […]

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Cambrige Notes: Differences between shares and debentures

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ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Differences between shares and debentures

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Cambrige Notes: Differences between Ordinary and Preference Shares

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ZIMSEC O Level Commerce Notes: Differences between Ordinary and Preference Shares

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Cambrige Notes: Source Documents and their uses

By |2018-08-01T07:28:21+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: Source Documents and their uses

  • Accounting is the systematic recording of financial transactions in monetary terms.
  • Every time a business makes a transaction in the real world a paper trail is created.
  • The paper trail is known as/are a source document(s)
  • A source document is the original document that shows that a transaction took place.
  • For […]

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Cambrige Notes: The trial balance

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Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: The trial balance

  • It has already been explained that at the core of accounting is the double entry principle.
  • The principle states that there are two aspects or sides to every transaction: a debit and a credit.
  • A trial balance is a list of all the debits and all the […]

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Cambrige Notes: Preparing a Trial Balance

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Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: Preparing a Trial Balance

  • As already said a trial balance is extracted from the ledger accounts by listing all the credit and debit balances that are in the entity’s books at the end of each trading period.
  • The following steps are involved in the extraction and preparation of a trial […]

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Cambrige Notes: Users of Accounting Information

By |2018-08-01T07:22:57+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC Principles of Accounts Notes: Users of Accounting Information.

  • Users of accounting information can be divided into two groups:
  • Internal users and,
  • External users.
  • Users of accounting information are sometimes known as stakeholders since they are affected and in turn affect the concerned entity’s operations.

Internal Users

  • These are found inside the business entity itself and they include:
  • Owners– Determine […]

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Cambrige Notes: Determining whether an account has a debit or credit balance

By |2018-08-01T07:25:44+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes:Determining whether an account has a debit or credit balance

  • Sometimes in a bid to confuse you during the examination examiners will present you with a jumbled list of balances which might require you to determine whether the accounts should be on the debit side or credit side of the trial balance.
  • […]


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Cambrige Notes: Introduction and basic terms

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Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes: Introduction and basic terms

  • Accounting is a system comprising the following elements: In summary Accounting is the process of identifying, measuring and communicating business information to assist users in making informed, useful decisions.
  • Only monetary transactions are recorded in accounting using the historical and monetary principles.
  • This simply means that only […]

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Cambrige Notes: The Double Entry Concept

By |2018-08-01T07:27:09+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

Cambridge IGCSE Accounting(0452)/O Level Principles of Accounts(7110) Notes

  • You need to pay close attention because this is where the accounting part in accounting begins.
  • This is the basic rule in accounting which states that any accounting transaction should be recorded twice.
  • Every debit should have a corresponding credit and every credit should have a corresponding credit.
  • No matter the […]

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