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Cambrige Notes: Principles of Accounting: Introduction to Accounting for Partnerships

By |2018-07-25T09:57:29+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: Introduction to Accounting for Partnerships

  • It is quite common for two or more people to enter into a business partnership with one another
  • We have already looked at types of business entities here
  • You can also read more about Partnerships in a post found here
  • While most of the […]

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Cambrige Notes: Principle of Accounting: The concept of goodwill

By |2018-07-25T09:57:28+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: Accounting for Partnerships: The concept of goodwill

  • It is not unusual for a business to be bought or sold as a going concern i.e.
  • The entire business (or business unit) and its related assets and liabilities
  • Often when a business is sold or bought it is at a price that is […]

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Cambrige Notes: Principles of Accounting: Goodwill and Partnership businesses

By |2018-07-25T09:57:28+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: Accounting for Partnerships: Goodwill and Partnership businesses

  • Now that we have explained the idea of goodwill
  • It is time we examine the concept of goodwill in relation with partnerships
  • As already explained accounting standards require that goodwill be recorded only when a business is bought or sold
  • Partnership business are […]

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Cambrige Notes: Principles of Accounting: Partnership Entries for Goodwill: Changes in Profit Sharing Ratios

By |2018-07-25T09:57:28+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: Partnership Entries for Goodwill: Changes in Profit Sharing Ratios

  • The idea of goodwill has been explored in full here
  • We have also looked at the unique treatment of goodwill in partnership businesses here
  • Below we will look at what happens when there is a change in the profit sharing ratio […]

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Cambrige Notes: Principles of Accounting: Goodwill: Changes in Profit Sharing Ratio Example

By |2018-07-25T09:57:28+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: Accounting for Partnerships: Goodwill and Partnership businesses: Changes in Profit Sharing Ratio Example

  • This is an example of a question where there are changes in the profit sharing ratio of a partnership
  • We have already looked at the entries involved in such cases here

Example question

Mhaka, Banda, Feruka and Tangwena run […]


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Cambrige Notes: Principles of Accounting: Goodwill: When a new partner is admitted

By |2018-07-25T09:57:28+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: Accounting for Partnerships: Goodwill and Partnership businesses: When a new partner is admitted

  • It is not uncommon for a partnership business to admit a new partner
  • This is happens for any number of reasons including:
    • To admit a partner with new skills
    • When the firm is expanding
    • To replace a partner […]

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Cambrige Notes: Principles of Accounting: Goodwill: Example entries when a new partner is admitted

By |2018-07-25T09:57:28+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: Accounting for Partnerships: Goodwill: Example entries when a new partner is admitted

  • We have looked at entries to be made in the books when a new partner is admitted into the business
  • Now it is time to look at a simple example of the entries involved

Example Question

Partners Chinjekure and Mupfumi share […]


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Cambrige Notes: Principles of Accounting: Goodwill upon death or retirement of a partner

By |2018-07-25T09:57:28+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: Accounting for Partnerships: Goodwill and Partnership businesses: When a partner dies/retires

  • Death is an inevitable part of life
  • Sometimes a partner might die
  • Also in other instances a partner might choose to leave the business i.e. retire
  • In all the cases above the affected partner ends up leaving the business
  • Technically […]

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Cambrige Notes: Principles of Accounting: Example entries upon death or retirement of a partner

By |2018-07-25T09:57:28+02:00July 25th, 2018|Cambridge O Level/ IGSCE Accounts Notes, Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

  • We have already examined the entries required to record Goodwill in the books upon the death or retirement of one of the partners here
  • We will now look at an example to demonstrate the stages involved

Death/Retirement Example

Peter, George and Muchineripi have been in partnership for the past five years. They own a retail shop in Harare’s CBD where […]


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Cambrige Notes: Principles of Accounting: Partnerships: Basic guidelines when answering questions

By |2018-07-25T09:57:28+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: Accounting for Partnerships: Capital and Current Accounts

  • As we will continue to emphasize throughout the topic
  • You ought to pay attention to the requirements of the question and follow these
  • Where there are no guidelines or the question is silent remember the following provisions:
    • Profits and losses are to be […]

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