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May 2018

Principles of Accounting: Introduction to ethics and basic terms

By |2018-05-18T11:47:13+02:00May 18th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Introduction to Business Ethics

  • History has shown that accountants occupy an important within the organisation
  • The financial well being is of fundamental importance to all stakeholders
  • Unlike other employees of the organisation an accountant’s responsibility is not exclusively to satisfy the needs of an individual client or employer
  • He/She need not blindly […]

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Principles of Accounting: Statements of Changes in Equity

By |2018-05-18T10:13:02+02:00May 18th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Accounting for Limited Liability Companies: Statements of Changes in Equity

  • Besides the Statement of Financial Position and Income Statement
  • Companies are also required to prepare a Statement of Changes in Equity
  • This statement as implied by its name shows changes in equity from the beginning to the end of the year
  • Equity […]

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Principles of Accounting: Statement of Financial Position for Companies

By |2018-05-18T09:38:24+02:00May 18th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Accounting for Limited Liability Companies: Statement of Financial Position

  • We have looked at the Income Statement for companies here
  • We will now look at the structure of the Statement of Financial Position
  • The Statement of Financial Position is almost identical to the one prepared for sole traders
  • In fact the Assets side […]

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Principles of Accounting: Format of Income Statement for Companies

By |2018-05-18T09:38:12+02:00May 18th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Accounting for Limited Liability Companies: Income Statement

  • As already pointed out in our introduction
  • The structure of the Income Statement ( Profit and Loss part) prepared for limited liability companies such as Private Limited (PVT LTD) and Public Limited Liability companies
  • is especially different from those prepared for sole traders and partnerships
  • […]


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Principles of Accounting: Company Accounts: Basic Terms

By |2018-05-14T07:21:17+02:00May 14th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Accounting for Limited Liability Companies: Basic Terms

  • As pointed out elsewhere there are subtle differences between accounting for sole trader businesses, partnerships and non-profit entities when compared to accounting for limited liability companies
  • This is due to differences in the way limited liability companies conduct their business when compared to the rest
  • […]


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Principles of Accounting: Company Accounts: Introduction

By |2018-05-07T09:54:17+02:00May 7th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Accounting for Limited Liability Companies: Introduction

  • It is important to note that all accounts are prepared on the basis that the owner and his/her business are two separate persons
  • This does not matter if the business is not considered a separate legal entity for example partnerships and sole trader businesses
  • However actual companies […]

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April 2018

Principles of Accounting: Partnership Dissolution Solution to Example Question

By |2018-04-20T10:18:16+02:00April 20th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Accounting for Partnerships: Partnership Dissolution Example

  • We looked at the basics of partnership dissolution here
  • We also posted an example question here
  • Now we will present the solution to that question

The realisation account

  • Debtors and Receivables are just one and the same thing
  • Creditors can also be referred to as […]

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Principles of Accounting: Partnership Dissolution Example

By |2018-04-20T10:18:02+02:00April 20th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Accounting for Partnerships: Partnership Dissolution Example

  • We have looked at reasons why a partnership might dissolve here
  • Now we will look at an example question
  • The solution to this question can be found by clicking here

Question

Nkosi,Xo and Zack have been in partnership for several years, sharing profits and losses in the ratio […]


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Principles of Accounting: Partnership Dissolution Entries

By |2018-04-16T09:47:55+02:00April 16th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Accounting for Partnerships: Partnership Dissolution Entries

  • While the dissolution of each partnership is no doubt unique
  • There are entries that are typical to the dissolution of each partnership
  • During dissolution the following entries are typically made:
    1. When we transfer provision such as for bad debts/depreciation to their respective asset accounts:
      1. Dr […]

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Principles of Accounting: Partnership dissolution

By |2018-04-16T09:07:35+02:00April 16th, 2018|Notes, Ordinary Level Notes, Principles of Accounts Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Principles of Accounting: Accounting for Partnerships: Goodwill and Partnership businesses: Revaluation of Partnership Assets

  • While it is true that a new partnership is created when partners leave and join the partnership
  • The entries required to show this are actually different from the entries needed when a partnership does actual dissolve
  • From an accounting point of view […]

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